April 24, 2005

And now . . . this - Apr. 24/05

Oooh . . . pretty!

A giant rare flower is emitting a stench of rotting flesh after blooming overnight.

The titan arum at Kew Gardens, in west London, will keep its smelly bloom for only one or two days. . . .

The plant, Latin name Amorphophallus titanum, is believed to be the largest flower in the world.

It is renowned for its hideous smell which is said to be a cross between burnt sugar and rotting flesh.

[Full Text]

See the big rancid flower! Fun for the whole family! Why not stop off for some fresh fruit on the way home?