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Mr. Stinky reaches new heights

  1. Mar 16, 2004 #1

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    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=816&e=1&u=/ap/20040315/ap_on_fe_st/indonesia_stinky_flower [Broken]

    JAKARTA, Indonesia - A rare flower that smells like rotting flesh and grows nearly 9.8 feet tall has bloomed in Indonesia, setting a new record for the species' height, officials said Saturday.

    The Amorphophallus titanum — known locally as a "carcass flower" for the stench its bulbs emit upon opening — blossomed Thursday at the Cibodas Botanical Garden in Bogor.

    The flower, one of the largest and smelliest in the world, comes from the rain forests of Sumatra island, and typically grows to more than 9 feet tall.
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  3. Mar 16, 2004 #2
    And who says that flowers dont represent love?

    Sure it may be large, grotesque, and stinky; but it represents love in itself. It has its flaws to humans but flies sure love it.

    What isnt there to love in a large dead-smelling fleshy flower?

    I say: down with roses
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    Remind us of this when Valentine's Day is coming up next year.
  5. Mar 16, 2004 #4
    Stench by Calvin Klein ..... for the one you'd love to get rid of for eternity.
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  6. Mar 16, 2004 #5

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    That's a beautiful sentiment, Motai. I am getting all choked up.
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