May 31, 2009

Crop Circles and Corpse Flowers Oh My!

I have been quiet in the blog world lately. I am not sure why that is. Maybe it is due to the fact that life has seemed busier than normal lately. I have been busy but I do not recall doing anything "blog worthy". So I thought I would share two articles which I read this morning and found to be very interesting.

First off those who know me know that I am a little bit of a crop circle enthusiast. This particular pattern was spotted May 25th at Windmill Hill near Devizes, Wiltshire. It is approximately 350 feet long and the region it was found in has been a hotspot for crop circles over the years.

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The next article I read has to do with botany. Not a subject I follow very often but interesting nonetheless. The University of Missouri has a Corpse Flower. What pray tell is a Corpse Flower? I guess it is a flower which smells like dead animals in order to attract insects to pollinate it. So would a Corpse Flower by any other name not smell as horrendous?!? Anyway I guess this plant in particular has not bloomed in about 8 years. Once it does bloom it will only be open for one day so pollinators be ready. Despite the alluring name the flower does look attractive when it does bloom (see pic below). The web site below also has a web cam so that you can check on the blooming process periodically. :)

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