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The Corpse Flower: Behind the Stink | National Geographic



July 24, 2013—After an anxious wait, the famous corpse flower finally bloomed at the US Botanic Garden. While many visitors expected to smell the flower’s powerful scent, a few were a little disappointed. Learn the science behind the corpse flower’s smell.
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24 comments

  1. The inside feels warmer than the outside to get the air to disperse the smell more.

  2. I want to have this name when I come back as a superhero

  3. Great. Now I want to grow one.

  4. 2:08 she said she didn't smell any bad odors but she had a tear rolling down her face from the stench…

  5. We got titan arum in borneo but only about 3 feet high, smells like rotting mouse

  6. People in Brooklyn must like the stench of rotting meat.

  7. It smells like rotten dead person

  8. Where is this filmed? I swear I could hear a cardinal going “pew pew”

  9. The smell gives me nausea. My grandma had one in her frontyard and it rained for a very long time, the next day it opened. We didn't know what it was and my cousin made me fear it makimg me think that it will grow legs amd eat me. I was like 7 when that happened. My grandpa, after it dried out, cut it off with a machete

  10. Lmao "we dont really smell rotting flesh that often" shrugs 😅

  11. Yea, well we dont really smell rotting flesh "That Often" LOL kids.

  12. The boy at the end comment had me😂😂😂

  13. You know that this thing can be eaten right? Lmao

  14. WELL COLLARD GREENS AND CABBAGE STINKZ AND I LOVE THEM 🤷🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️ SO I GUESS ITS NORMAL THAT YOU'LL RUN INTO A PLANT OR FRUIT OR VEGETABLE THAT WILL STINK

  15. I wanna own one of those one day

  16. The corpse flower is why we have flowers and bees, they evolved bugs to become flowering insects which in turn revolved plants to flower inorder to mate.

  17. Rosie! I miss you! saw you dying before my eyes and it brought tears…

  18. The flower from Sumatra, Indonesia

  19. Extremely beautiful… Pitty it smells bad. The video is awesome, beleive it or not i felt so sad when it died😟

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