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Corpse Flower Blooms
Posted by: Gavin Callaghan (IP Logged)
Date: 17 June, 2012 05:56PM
The local press reported this last week, but I was slow/forgetful (as usual) about posting this. So should you want to travel here to see the gigantic corpse/phallus flower, which blooms once every ten years, you're outta luck. God must have an imagination like CAS:

[www.wtsp.com]

Re: Corpse Flower Blooms
Posted by: calonlan (IP Logged)
Date: 17 June, 2012 07:39PM
Gavin Callaghan Wrote:
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> The local press reported this last week, but I was
> slow/forgetful (as usual) about posting this. So
> should you want to travel here to see the gigantic
> corpse/phallus flower, which blooms once every ten
> years, you're outta luck. God must have an
> imagination like CAS:
>
> [www.wtsp.com]
> re-corpse-plant-begins-its-stinky-bloom


We had one in bloom last year at the butterfly museum in Houston - it takes a long time to die back, and its name is clearly from the aroma - it is remarkably similar to 3weeks plus dead - I would hope none of you ever know this scent in any format other than this - for those who have known combat, it is unmistakable.

Re: Corpse Flower Blooms
Posted by: jdworth (IP Logged)
Date: 18 June, 2012 03:57PM
calonlan Wrote:
>
> We had one in bloom last year at the butterfly
> museum in Houston - it takes a long time to die
> back, and its name is clearly from the aroma - it
> is remarkably similar to 3weeks plus dead - I
> would hope none of you ever know this scent in any
> format other than this - for those who have known
> combat, it is unmistakable.


It wasn't combat in my case, but finding a neighbor not quite three weeks after he had died... in July, in Austin. No, it isn't a smell anyone can ever forget....

Re: Corpse Flower Blooms
Posted by: Radovarl (IP Logged)
Date: 20 June, 2012 07:21AM
We have one here at Cornell U. My kids and wife went to see/smell it a couple months back when it bloomed. I was content to stay home and watch the streaming video of it on the web ;-).

Re: Corpse Flower Blooms
Posted by: calonlan (IP Logged)
Date: 22 June, 2012 08:28PM
Radovarl Wrote:
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> We have one here at Cornell U. My kids and wife
> went to see/smell it a couple months back when it
> bloomed. I was content to stay home and watch the
> streaming video of it on the web ;-).


Wise

Re: Corpse Flower Blooms
Posted by: Radovarl (IP Logged)
Date: 25 June, 2012 10:09PM
Haha. I thought so too, and "unfortunately" for them (the wife and kids), they missed the full bloom by some several hours; they went a bit too early. I'm not sure whether it went into full "corpse mode" later that evening or the next day. Although I welcome new experiences, being a relatively simple soul I figured I'd temper that with a little bit of common sense. Why subject yourself to unpleasantness unnecessarily? I guess I took my mother's words to heart, while we were standing underneath some carnival rides when I was about ten, as my father and younger sibling were indulging. "Should I ride the 'Tiltawhirl?'", I asked. She said, "Let me put it to you this way... Why would I pay someone to torture me?"



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 25 Jun 12 | 10:12PM by Radovarl.

Re: Corpse Flower Blooms
Posted by: Gavin Callaghan (IP Logged)
Date: 30 June, 2012 05:43PM
Radovarl Wrote:
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> She said, "Let me put it to you this way...
> Why would I pay someone to torture me?"

That's the way my Dad feels about hot sauce, and hot pepper fanatics.

Re: Corpse Flower Blooms
Posted by: Ken K. (IP Logged)
Date: 1 July, 2012 12:51AM
But it hurts so good!

Re: Corpse Flower Blooms
Posted by: Radovarl (IP Logged)
Date: 3 July, 2012 12:09PM
I love spicy food, though I've taken it a little too far on a couple of occasions. I know when I've reached that point, because I have an uncontrollable hiccuping fit that lasts for minutes on end. I've learned from painful experience that when your Indian friends warn you to taste only a little bit of something they think is spicy....take heed!

Re: Corpse Flower Blooms
Posted by: Absquatch (IP Logged)
Date: 3 July, 2012 06:47PM
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That's the way my Dad feels about hot sauce, and hot pepper fanatics.

Hmm, sounds kind of racist, to me. ;-)

Re: Corpse Flower Blooms
Posted by: Gavin Callaghan (IP Logged)
Date: 6 July, 2012 06:31PM
Absquatch Wrote:
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> Hmm, sounds kind of racist, to me. ;-)

Isn't it more racist to assume a hot pepper fanatic is automatically ethnic?

(*I don't know the emoticon for this, but imagine a wink accompanied by a fart*)

Re: Corpse Flower Blooms
Posted by: Absquatch (IP Logged)
Date: 6 July, 2012 09:49PM
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Isn't it more racist to assume a hot pepper fanatic is automatically ethnic?

Clever boy--he finally gets it: Assumptions can be dubious, can't they?


Quote:
*I don't know the emoticon for this, but imagine a wink accompanied by a fart*

That would certainly match the level of discourse we've come to expect whenever the name "Gavin Callaghan" appears.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 6 Jul 12 | 09:50PM by Absquatch.



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