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July 28, 2016

Corpse Flower Cam

Wrote Chris Plante on The Verge:

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For 10 years the New York Botanical Garden has devoted time and resources to the Amorphophallus titanum, a single towering flower that, when in bloom, smells like a rotting corpse.

Today, garden guests may be able to catch a whiff of that rare stench, as the flower is expected to bloom at any moment.

The rest of us can witness the fruits of the garden's labor on its YouTube live stream.

We won't get that rotting dead body smell, but maybe that's for the better.

According to The Hairpin, who brought our attention to this organic miracle, this will be the first corpse flower bloom at the New York Botanical Garden since 1939.

It's hard to tell from this video, but the flower really is quite beautiful in an Audrey II meets "The Last of Us" sort of way.

And even the smell is appealing — at least for insects that naturally feed on or make nests in dead animals.

According to Wikipedia, the chemicals released from the bloom share commonalities with limburger cheese, sweaty socks, rotting fish and, of course, human feces.

Truly, it's a shame most of us will only be able to see the bloom. 

July 28, 2016 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)

Banana Flask — They'll never know you're carrying

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From a review: "'Always take a banana to a party'.... Every Doctor Who fan knows that. I got some black enamel paint and added some realistic touches to the banana and so mine actually fools people into thinking it's real. It's a whole lot of fun...."

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Is that a banana in your pocket or...?

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Features and Details:

  • Stainless steel
  • 6 ounce capacity
  • Blends in perfectly with any fruit bowl
  • Great for games, concerts, picnics, etc.

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$14.31.

July 28, 2016 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

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