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sparrows commented on the word mesmerize
For an excellent story about Anton Mesmer, mesmerization, "animal magnetism", and controlled clinical trials (of a sort), see RadioLab's show on placebos, December 2009.
January 12, 2012
sparrows commented on the user Greendragon
Regarding cloves: the succulent senecio rowleyanus, or "string of pearls", has a bloom that smells distinctly of cloves.
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