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Old 08-08-2008, 12:12 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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Botanical enthusiasts are excited to celebrate the blooming of one of the world's largest flowers; however, this phallic plant is most known for its excruciatingly awful smell.

Large crowds are gathering at the National Botanic Garden of Belgium on the outskirts of Brussels in order to glimpse the Amorphophallus Titanum, which literally means "the giant strangely shaped penis".

Thousands Line Up To See The Odorous Corpse Flower - Science - redOrbit
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Old 08-08-2008, 12:17 AM
 
Location: In the Land of Rock!
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If I want to smell rotten meat or old cheese, I can just open my refrigerator and skip the flight to Belgium - LOL.

Seriously - it is an impressive plant.
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