My room has a peculiar smell of fish. It appeared around a week ago, after chapel supper when the non-vegetarian option had been fish and chips, so I had assumed that the (rather improbable) explanation was that I had somehow transferred the fishy aroma from the dining hall to my bedroom.
A week later that is seeming less likely.
Googling this sort of thing is often a bad idea because it can put all kinds of scary ideas into your head. If I am to believe the half-dozen results I read, the fishy smell is caused by wiring in the walls overheating – soon to cause an electrical fire and kill us all, no doubt.
I suppose it’s some comfort to know that the college fire alarms are definitely functional.