Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Wow!  This is Incredible!  One of nature's jewels that so many may never see.
The largest flower in the world was blooming in Blanco, Veracruz, Mexico.

Two meters (6 5/8 feet) high and weighing 75 kilos (165 1/3 lbs).
It has the peculiarity of blooming only during three days every 40 years.

You'd only see it once or twice in a lifetime!
Shouldn't this qualify as the "8th Wonder of the World"?

No, that's not a Maypole

Amorphophallus titanum (Araceae), also called "cadaverous flower".  Has the peculiarity of blooming only during three (3) days every 40 years.  Wonder what it smells like.  Roast beef?

Punny -

The roundest knight at King Arthur's round table was Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from too much pi.

I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian . 

She was only a whiskey maker, but he loved her still. 

A rubber band pistol was confiscated from algebra class, because it was a weapon of math disruption. 

No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.


  1. Before I scrolled down, I was about to say, and isn't there a reason we WANT it to only bloom that rarely?

  2. Imagine the Jurassic insect that was attracted to it! YIKES! I wouldn't want to be around when the 10 foot dino-bees arrived!

  3. Hey I was checking out the wiki page and came across this bit of trivia for you Attenborough fans:
    "The popular name 'titan arum' was invented by the broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough, for his BBC series 'The Private Life of Plants', in which the flowering and pollination of the plant were filmed for the first time. Attenborough felt that constantly referring to the plant as Amorphophallus on a popular TV documentary would be inappropriate.[5]"