expertinawkward:

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skunkbear:

The blooming of an Amorphophallus titanum (AKA corpse flower AKA titan arum) at The Huntington Library last week inspired me!

If you think humans jump through a lot of hoops just to reproduce, check out this plant. It waits 7-10 years, storing up starch in a giant tuber, just so it can bloom for a single day. Then it pretends to be a hunk of rotting meat to attract insect pollinators. Then, months later, it switches tactics to a produce a sweet fruit so birds will disperse it’s seeds.

If you have never smelled a titan arum but for some odd reason you would like to … you are in … luck? Scientists have identified the exact malodorous chemicals that come off these strange flowers to attract pollinators - so you can create the scent at home!*

*please, for your own sake, don’t try this at home.

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“I was just running around with my crazy curly hair, and all the rich girls made fun of me because they said I didn’t brush my hair enough.” - Natasha (on being bullied in school)

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insidemycar:

i wonder what this girl is doing RIGHT NOW

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alaskastardust:

I HAVE MADE A MISTAKE

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