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Today’s Ebay Item

missle tracker

Scale model cockpit FPV

fpv
cool scale cockpit video

Funny Zoo Snap

man enjoys elephant My wife noticed this in the family archives.

RC Nitro motorcycle racing

rc motorcycle Motorcycle racing in Lilliput.

Manned RC Multicopter

manned multicopter
Here’s an RC multicopter big enough to ride on!

Quadcopter FPV

Quadcopter FPV
Amazing remote first person view piloting.

Make: Talk 004

make: Talk 004
I had a fun time talking to Mark Frauenfelder in episode 4 of his new podcast, Make: Talk!

Helmets

retro vintage motorcycle helmets Pictures of boxes full of sweet vintage motorcycle helmets

One Man Basement Band

one man band
I feel like I could be getting more mileage out of my right foot.

Liberty

liberty vintage motorcycles An Etsy portrait. Thanks, Danny.

Tequila Sleeve

tequila the champs
Champs sleeve

Wolf-Stelzer Book Lamp

Book Lamp
My friend Tess just made the cover of ReadyMade with her cool lamp design.

Tree Stump Bug

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Can this be for real? The design is so awesomely Thunderbirds. Via

The Nothing Box

nothing box

Thunderbirds

Thunderbirds are go
Are Go!




Flower smells like rotting corpse

corpse flower

While the other fowers are fighting it out in the highly competitive market for pollinating insects by emitting sweet fragrances to advertise their delicious nectars, this flower tempts unemployed flesh-eating beetles and maggot-bearing flies by smelling like a putrid rotting corpse.
blowfly
After we recently moved to a new house, some “friends” presented us with a couple of exotic flower bulbs as a housewarming gift. When I saw the little picture on the bag that held the bulbs, I was excited to get these things into the ground. This was a really neat flower.

blowfly
Well, today was the big day, the flower opened up for the first time. Indeed, the Dracunculus vulgaris is a handsome bloom, about 13 inches in length with a giant “triceritops horn” sticking out of it. Very striking blossom, but the thing is, it makes the backyard smell like a decomposing bison during a windless, sweltering heatwave.

blowfly
I had to cut it down because were were having guests over for an outside dinner about 4 feet from where the flower was growing and the smell clashed with the wine, but there is another one in the yard that looks as though it should bloom in a week or so. If you live in Seattle and were recently dumped hard, swindled, or cheated on, and are still feeling bitter, I’ve got a flower that you might want to consider using as the centerpiece for a little bouquet for that someone special. I hate to see something like this go to waste. ipod ipod

8 Responses to “Flower smells like rotting corpse”


  1. Ken Barrett Says:

    Yuk! That’s a really crappy flower. It’s not even worthy of being called a flower. All of this is very icky and smelly and I think you did it on purpose. And the flies are really creepy.

  2. Flerqy (pronounced Fluerky) Says:

    You should have been warned by the vulgaris bit of the name.

  3. lizzze Says:

    Thats awsome what are yall talking about it is sooo pretty but the trick ta-da it smells horrible! Also for the medical students it is better to word around the flower to learn the smell of a corpse instead of using a real one…

  4. Tom Says:

    I have had more comments about this flower then any other one in my yard. “oooo, what an unusual and beautiful flower” etc. Until I tell them that the smell of a 14 day old dead rat is acutally the flower. But if you put it by your door, the Jehovah Witnesses don’t stay around for very long.

  5. Brian Says:

    Where would I get one of these flowers? I like unique/strange plants & flowers and would like to get one or two for my yard.

  6. jame Says:

    it looks very beautiful in my runescape opinion

  7. kljh Says:

    Thats awsome what are yall talking about it is sooo pretty at eve online

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