Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Word of the week Wednesday

Hello my raviolis.  It's word of the week wednesday and today's word is a word that will make you hold your nose.  It is


Yes, "stinky" is the word of the week because this week a foul-smelling, aptly named "corpse flower" at Western Illinois University has bloomed, releasing a powerful and stinky aroma of rotting meat. 
The flower is a rare example of the Indonesian Titan Arum plant. It evolved its horrendous odor to attract carrion beetles and flesh flies, which normally feed on rotting flesh.  It also attracts the sweat bees in the jungle who cross pollinate the flower.

This is a huge flower and they say the smell from this plant is so stinky that it is hard to get close.  Below is a video of this big, stinky plant in its natural habitat.

  So today you must use the word "stinky" in three sentences.  Here is grandma-ma's first sentence, "I'm glad that the flowers I grow are not stinky".

Love to you all my stinky little raviolis.  Grandma-ma  (nah, you're not really stinky)

1 comment:

Doris Sturm said...

Wow, that was interesting. I have never seen nor heard about that flower before. I love learning something new!

Thank you for teaching me about this "stinky" plant. I appreciate that it does not grow outside my window ;-)