The corpse flower
Oh, drat. I missed a rare opportunity to smell a flower whose scent is reminiscent of a day-old dirty diaper pail. Yes, I'm writing of the corpse flower that bloomed at the Como Conservatory yesterday. The Amorphophallus titanum, which roughly translates as "giant misshapen penis," blooms 2-3 times in its life span, so flower people got excited about it. Me? I'm fine looking at pictures.