Watch Amazon's Corpse Flower Bloom Without Having To Smell Something Called "Corpse Flower"

Or go see it in person downtown at the Spheres.

June 5, 2019

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The corpse flower is named aptly as when it blooms it smells like death. Like "mummy chasing you but it gets his wrapper stuck on the coffee table corner and now the smell is even worse" bad. For some reason this description makes me want to actually visit the Amazon Spheres downtown in Seattle to get a good look/smell of the giant, taller-than-me sized stink fest blooming literally today. The significance - other than awful stench - this puppy only blooms every 7-10 years. 

GeekWire has more info:

According to Amazon, the plant is set to bloom Wednesday night — something that happens just once every seven to 10 years. The Spheres, at 2111 7th Ave. in Seattle, will be open to the public from 6 p.m. to midnight. Last year’s blooming event attracted over 5,000 visitors, with lines out the door throughout the night.

Here's the exciting build up

We are back on #BloomWatch! We recently welcomed our newest #CorpseFlower. She’s growing quickly, and while all signs point to her blooming in the next few weeks, keep checking back on our Stories for real-time updates.

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You can stink-free stream the opening of this beast via Amazon or pop on over the spheres and try to catch a... whiff?