Hey, the Corpse Flower has bloomed in WASHINGTON D.C. How appropriate. I don't know if there's any significance to the date of its bloom though, all ideas welcome.
There's more than one stinky thing about this article, for instance the evolutionist fairy tale about why it "evolved" its peculiar smell: to attract flies and carrion beetles to be its pollinators. Of course it was DESIGNED to do this, it didn't evolve the method, but we have to put up with the usual totally made-up Likely Story that they palm off as Fact, required to "respect" it on pain of enduring some of the stinkiest epithets against our good character you'll ever encounter in this world.
It rather suggests Beelzebub to me of course, Lord of the Flies. This has got to be his favorite flower.
What a cynic I can be.