There's funk, like George Clinton, and there's funk, like an overcrowded New York City subway car. According to George Preti, Ph.D., of the Monell Chemical Senses Center, only one is caused by a complex cocktail of sweat, skin and bacteria. Under the right conditions -- hot, muggy weather, dry skin, stress and smoke -- this malodorous stew can thrive and create body odor, Preti says. Assessing climate history and smoking data, we ranked the smelliest regions in the U.S. See if your city made the list.
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