It's not enough that the sneakers repel me. They should make me feel faint, or wish I had a clothespin or a gas mask nearby. That's the kind of stink that takes home the gold.
— Rachel Herz, author of The Scent of Desire: Discovering Our Enigmatic Sense of Smell, on judging the 39th Odor-Eaters Rotten Sneaker Contest. This year's winner is 12-year-old Jordan Armstrong, who apparently never takes her sneakers off, except when she needs to enter them in a contest. Read more at New Mexico girl wins National Rotten Sneaker Contest.