What’s in a name? That which we call a corpse flower by any other name would smell as bad. The Chicago Botanic Garden has issued a bloom watch for one of its corpse flowers – not humans’ favorite scent ever, but still a special occasion, because a corpse flower in the wild only blooms every two to five years. Plus: a college library in Australia evacuates over a suspected gas leak, only to find someone had brought in something that smells even stronger than a corpse flower.

Java 2.0 (Chicago Botanic Garden)

Corpse Flower Timelapse Video (Chicago Botanic Garden)

College library evacuated for gas leak. Turns out it was just the stench of durian — a horrendously smelly fruit (CBS News)

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