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world's biggest, yuckiest flower




This photo taken in Batang Palupuh, Sumatra, Indonesia, in July 2005 shows the plant Rafflesia arnoldii. Scientists have used genetic analysis to solve the long-standing mystery of the lineage of the rafflesia flower, known for its blood-red bloom measuring three feet (1 meter) wide and its nauseating stench of rotting flesh published in the journal Science on January 11, 2007.

http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=scienceNews&storyID=2007-01-11T192546Z_01_N11473891_RTRUKOC_0_US-FLOWER-STENCH.xml&src=011107_1659_ARTICLE_PROMO_also_on_reuters
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