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What’s that smell after rains called?

Fact - The pleasant smell after rain in called Petrichor
Pic Credits: © 2011 Bhavna Sayana | I hear the rain...they are tears of happiness.. | CC BY-SA | Modified

There is a name for that lovely, pleasant, earthy smell produced when rain falls on dry soil. It’s called petrichor.

The term was coined by researchers, Isabel Joy Bear and Roderick G. Thomas, for an article they published in the leading scientific journal, Nature.

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