Politics literally stinks

People are more attracted to the smell of those who share their political beliefs, according to research from the US.

The investigators from Pennsylvania University surveyed the political beliefs of 150 people and selected 21 who identified themselves as either strongly conservative or strongly to the left.

The participants then had gauze pads taped to their armpits and told not to wash, wear scent or sleep with anyone for 24 hours.

All the people in the original survey