world’s largest flower.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Rafflesia arnoldii the world’s largest flower. Diameter of about one meter and weighing up to ten kilograms. It's rare & not easily located, growing once a year, blooming for 5 days. The flower looks and smells like rotting flesh & is related to violets, poinsettias & passionflowers. It's nickname is “meat flower” or “corpse flower”. Found in Indonesian rain forests of southeastern Asia and Philippines.

Underwater Crop Circles

Saturday, July 6, 2013

The unexpected artist of this sand circle was found to be a tiny male puffer fish. It spent days and nights to make the circle using only a flapping fin to attract a mate. After completing the circle the fish actually decorated it with broken pieces of shells. Females who mated with the male laid their eggs in the center of the circle. As for the seashells, they, too, may be more than just decoration. It’s possible they provide nutrients to the young puffer fish as the eggs hatch.

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