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    Talking 'Corpse flower' bloom could stink up Texas wedding

    By Ramit Plushnick-Masti

    Associated Press

    Posted: 07/23/2010 07:50:49 AM PDT
    Updated: 07/23/2010 07:50:49 AM PDT


    HOUSTON The flower girl at Jessica Zabala's wedding is purple, six-feet-tall, uninvited and smells like dead bodies.
    She is Lois, a rare "corpse flower" that's deemed the world's stinkiest bud.
    Lois is unexpectedly blooming in the Houston Museum of Natural Science. And she's in the room right next to where Zabala is marrying Jonathan Smith on Saturday.
    The flower is an Amorphophallus titanum, which has only ever bloomed 29 times in the United States.
    Once open, the flower's dead-body smell will likely dissipate within 12 hours. But Lois was only about two-thirds of the way to full bloom by Thursday.
    So museum experts are still waiting for her stench to take over.
    As are Zabala and Smith, who aren't yet sure whether their wedding will stink. http://www.contracostatimes.com/weird-news/ci_15585876
    This is the year to locate Mark Dribin http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...ht=Mark+Dribin NamUs MP#876 and Ilene Misheloff http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...lene+Misheloff NamUs MP#6410 and bring them home to their families!

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    Any word on this wedding?



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