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Not Sure if you Have Bad Breath? There’s a Hack for That

This trick is for any man who has ever exhaled into his own cupped hand, smelled it, and ascertained exactly no new information about the state of his breath.

Our friends at Men’s Health blew us away yesterday with this so-simple-we-can’t-believe-we-didn’t-think-of-it bad breath test. Mark Wolff, D.D.S., of the New York University College of Dentistry explains on the latest episode of Men’s Health Live:

“Blowing into your hand is often difficult for us to smell. But you can intensify the smell if you would just lick the back of your hand for a moment and let it start to evaporate. If you actually smell that evaporation—it’s called organoleptic—it’s actually a scientific test you can use.”

Nice trick, right? Bonus: It’s also a useful trick for testing whether your hand is clean.

Read the full run-down over at

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