Monday, January 18, 2010
Now This Really Stinks...!
I'm thinking that the folks in Milwaukee really need to get out more!
If this is the best that they can come up with for entertainment during the Winter months, then maybe they should be getting a new museum director.
Personally, I don't think I would enjoy a trip in the snow, just to go downtown and look at plant which has as it's only claim to fame is the fact that it smells like decaying flesh!
See what you think!
Corpse flower to bloom at Milwaukee museum
Jan. 12, 2010, 7:01AM
A nearly 7-foot-tall exotic plant will soon stink up the Milwaukee Public Museum.
A titan arum plant, also known as a "corpse flower," is preparing to flower. Museum curator of botany Neil Luebke expects it to occur within the next two weeks.
The flower is known for its odor of rotting flesh. It comes in waves and attracts carrion beetles and sweat bees in its native rain forests of the Indonesian island of Sumatra.
The titan arum is technically the world's largest unbranched cluster of flowers.
It takes at least six years to flower and is a descendent of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's flower.
As far as I'm concerned, I'd rather stay at home and smell the wonderful aroma of freshly baked bread...but that's just me!
Now, let's have some fresh coffee and sit outside for a bit...and NO, that smell is NOT me, thank you very much!