Watch a corpse-scented penis-flower bloom in real time
Hey, remember that giant stinky Nature Dick in Belgium we told you about last week? The one that only blooms for three days every four or five years, and looks like a weird wang, and smells like a dead body? Well, he has a brother on this side of the Atlantic, at the U.S. Botanic Garden, and that one’s set to bloom any minute as well. And you can watch it happen live on camera.
If you can’t make it to Belgium or D.C. for this rare event, count yourself lucky, since Amorphophallus titanum — which, we hasten to remind you, literally means “big funny-shaped wiener” — has been described as smelling like “a dead body lying in Florida for two weeks.” Instead, you should watch the Botanic Garden’s live feed, which is virtually odorless!
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Return of the Titan,
U.S. Botanic Garden