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Giant ‘corpse flower’ blooms next to US Capitol
Associated Press ^ | Jul 21, 2013 10:53 PM EDT | Brett Zongker

Posted on 07/21/2013 9:37:03 PM PDT by Olog-hai

The long wait is finally over for visitors who have been yearning for a whiff of a giant flower that smells oddly like rotting flesh.

The giant rainforest plant known as a “corpse flower” for its terrible smell began blooming Sunday afternoon at the U.S. Botanic Garden next to the Capitol. Experts had been anticipating its bloom for more than a week and have extended the garden’s hours for visitors. …

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1 posted on 07/21/2013 9:37:03 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Sure, blame the stench out of D.C. on a flower.


2 posted on 07/21/2013 9:38:22 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Olog-hai

Does Harry Reid know about this?


3 posted on 07/21/2013 9:39:47 PM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: Olog-hai

Cadaverine.

How appropriate.


4 posted on 07/21/2013 9:39:51 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Black Agnes

LOL


5 posted on 07/21/2013 9:43:46 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Olog-hai

There is a similar flower which grows wild around her. It doesn’t get nearly that bit and it’s orange fleshy like flower is split into three parts but they come back together on the top.

It also has the aroma of something dead.


6 posted on 07/21/2013 9:44:23 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Olog-hai

Live webcam:

http://www.usbg.gov/return-titan

The US Botanic Garden is a beautiful facility just southeast of the Capitol.


7 posted on 07/21/2013 9:45:53 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: onyx

That and putrescine(sp) are memorable experiences in any chem/biochem lab.

Butyric acid is up there too.

Basically any bottle labeled ‘WARNING, STENCH’ should probably stay closed.


8 posted on 07/21/2013 9:46:20 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Olog-hai

How fitting - the whole area stinks.


9 posted on 07/21/2013 9:54:45 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: iowamark

It appears to have bloomed.


10 posted on 07/21/2013 10:02:48 PM PDT by Salamander (.......Uber Alice!.......)
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To: Black Agnes

I am volunteering with Samaritan’s Purse to help with the clean up of the Siksika Nation Reserve (Reservation in US phraseology), east of Calgary. On Friday, amongst gutting two flooded basements, we moved four fridges and/or freezers from houses that have had no electricity since the flood (June 22). Even with these units taped shut, N95 masks are required due to mould and bacteria. I can tell you, compared to that, the ‘perfume’ of this flower would be fresh like baby powder! Anyone who assisted in the recovery of NOLA from Huricane Katrina can testify to that!


11 posted on 07/21/2013 10:03:23 PM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was lost but now I'm found; blind but now I see.)
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To: bgill

Corpse Flower or Corp Flower? Our resident p_resident might be confused again.


12 posted on 07/21/2013 10:09:46 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Olog-hai
Pelosi and Reid are masterbaiting.
13 posted on 07/21/2013 10:13:00 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: iowamark

It’s just like Congress: it smells dead and look like a d*ck.


14 posted on 07/21/2013 10:15:05 PM PDT by Stingray (Stand for the truth or you'll fall for anything.)
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To: Olog-hai

I bet those Body Snatcher Pods and the flower from Day of the Triffids smell great compare to the stench from Obama. I remember someone stated the airplane smelled.


15 posted on 07/21/2013 10:15:30 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: VRWC For Truth

Oh my.


16 posted on 07/21/2013 10:15:50 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (If global warming exists I hope it is strong enough to reverse the Big Government snowball)
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To: Olog-hai

Have they buried Helen Thomas yet?


17 posted on 07/21/2013 11:04:58 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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18 posted on 07/21/2013 11:08:23 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Black Agnes

Obama will be buzzing about excitedly for the whole blooming period. He may miss a golf round.


19 posted on 07/21/2013 11:49:30 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: Olog-hai
DC, stench, and Obama - I just assumed...


20 posted on 07/22/2013 12:15:01 AM PDT by Slyfox (Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless.)
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To: Olog-hai

The stench arising from the White House and Capitol Hill aren’t to be blamed on a flower! The same can be said of DC as a whole.


21 posted on 07/22/2013 2:09:14 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Olog-hai

Now if the Obama regime would only follow the plant’s lead and collapse after 24 - 48 hours.


22 posted on 07/22/2013 3:16:54 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Olog-hai

They ‘pushed’ the blooming . Trying to divert the flies off Zer0’s face.


23 posted on 07/22/2013 3:32:06 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: max americana

The flower is attended by Corpsemen.


24 posted on 07/22/2013 4:46:40 AM PDT by Makana (Patience is minor despair dressed up as a virtue.)
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To: Olog-hai

“...the smell of death surrounds you!”


25 posted on 07/22/2013 5:54:10 AM PDT by farsny
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To: Olog-hai
Reid wants to rename it the “Tourist Flower”.
26 posted on 07/22/2013 5:56:11 AM PDT by JPG (Obama Does Egypt.)
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To: Olog-hai

A rotting “corpse flower” blooming next to the home of America hating “rotting corpses in suits”.

One is more magnificent. Can you guess which?


27 posted on 07/22/2013 6:02:55 AM PDT by dforest (I have now entered the Twilight Zone.)
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

Reid probably couldn’t smell the difference between the flower and his own scent.


28 posted on 07/22/2013 8:35:20 AM PDT by driftless2
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