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The Stinky Flower Blooms

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The Stinky Flower Blooms

The Stinky Flower Blooms

The Stinky Flower Blooms

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A specimen of the world's largest flower is expected to be in full bloom Wednesday at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C. The scent of the five-foot flower is described as "rotting flesh" or "fish gone bad." The bloom only lasts for 48 hours.

Guests:

Victoria Pedrick
*Classics Professor, Georgetown University
*On-scene observer of stinky flower

Bruce Hammock
*Professor of Entomology, University of California at Davis

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