Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu is subjected to a variety of smells daily – mostly bad – as a football player. There is a good reason why candle makers stick to “lavender” and “cinnamon” fragrances contrary to “locker room glory” and “post-practice sweat” aromas. For those who have never been exposed to NFL scents, sleep well tonight knowing you have not missed a thing.
Polamalu’s experience with fragrances explains why he was recently on Sesame Street, the famous children’s program which educates its viewers on the topics of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics). He appeared with Elmo to teach viewers about the meaning of “fragrances” and offered examples of good and bad smells.
Spoiler alert: Polamalu's hair smells really good.
No love Oscar the Grouch, Polamalu?