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4.
A measurement of stink. 1-100+ Created by Adam Carolla and Dr. Drew, the hosts of Loveline.
"That rotten egg has a hobopower of 15"
by left_arm_to_the_vending_machine December 29, 2004
 
1.
The accepted unit of measure referring to the degree of offense of an odor.
One would have to reach the stench of ten hobos in order to gain a measurment of 10 hobo power.
i.e.
8-10 hobo power(or HP) may describe the exhaust fumes from the bus that just pulled in front of you.
A good broccoli fart might reach 25 hobo power.
At 50 hobo power there is projectile vomiting.
100 hobo power has never been documented in nature. It is theoretical at this point in science, much like absolute zero. It is widely assumed that if one were to experience 100 hobo power, its effects would surely be fatal.
I swear when Jimmy pulled that Yokozuna on my face, I almost puked. His ass must be about 45 hobo power.
by The Elusive Janteeee September 09, 2003
 
2.
A term coined by TV and radio personality Adam Corolla.

The level of stink/stench that can be given off by a human being. The scale goes from zero (they have no scent) to 50, which according to the creator of the term 'hobo power', is theoretical. In his own words, "If you experienced 50 hobo power, you would die."
One of the people who called in to the Loveline radio show explained he takes care of a mentality retarded man. He went home one night after his shift was over, and the next worker on the shift turned the heater up in the patient's bathroom. During the night, the patient went to the toilet and deficated, but missed and got some on the heater. The poor caller had to clean up the mess the next morning, and nearly threw up. Adam Corolla pegged the hobo power of the incident at about 26 or 27, stating that if the caller had slipped in the fecal matter, it would have been boosted to over 30.
by Ryan Thompson January 03, 2004
 
3.
As the previous definition mentions, it is a measurement of stench created by Adam Carolla and Dr. Drew a few years ago on Loveline.

The scale ranges from 1-100. As as benchmark, 50 hobopower is strong enough to make a person vomit. 100 hobopower is only a theoretical concept is not actually attainable (just like absolute zero temperature).
Cousin Sal cut a savage fart and everyone in the van threw up, it was probably a good 55-60 hobopower.
by Loveline Fan November 15, 2007
 
5.
A unit of measuring the stench of bad odors, ie. hobos. Scale usually 1 to 100. One being nothing, 100 reachig the point of death.
I rolled up the window and hit my buddy with a fart at 50 hobo power.
by Victor Duran June 05, 2003
 
6.
Unit of measurement pertaining to smell.
This bitch's vagina is about 25 hobo power.
by Adam Corolla June 03, 2003
 
7.
The Man show chosen SI units for stench where 50 hobo power = vomiting and 100 hobo power = death. (see Chrons)
Guy1: dude this one time on this one time on the bus and Pat Austin puked everywhere, and people around us were gaging.
Guy2:yeah, i say gaging within a 10 foot radius is at least 50 hobo power plus 10.
by Nick Maynard May 12, 2005