Smelling Something Fishy Actually Makes People More Suspicious

Smelling a fishy odor is enough to induce suspicion in people, and people primed to be suspicious are more likely to pick up on a fishy scent, found a recent study (PDF). But that’s not the only cliché that has a hidden meaning — sometimes these cheap expressions carry surprising insights into the ways our minds and bodies interact:

Fishy Smells Actually Make People Suspicious