Voodoo lily blooms — and the stench is unreal
Odor of Minnesota Zoo flower just as advertised: ‘Dead mice in a plastic bag’
By Andrea Mustain
Our Amazing Planet
A voodoo lily at the Minnesota Zoo has finally begun to flower, and the rare, oversized bloom, with its signature scent of death and decay, is bringing in a cloud of intrigued admirers….
Image credit: U.S. Botanic Garden/Wikimedia Commons
Posted in Miasma, Serious Stench, Stinky dead things, Stinky plants
Tagged blooming, death, decay, flora, flower, plants, putrid, rotten, stench, stink, voodoo lily
BA sat corpse in first class
A BRITISH Airways passenger travelling first class has described how he woke up on a long-haul flight to find that cabin crew had placed a corpse in his row.
The body of a woman in her seventies, who died after the plane left Delhi for Heathrow, was carried by cabin staff from economy to first class, where there was more space. Her body was propped up in a seat, using pillows.
The woman’s daughter accompanied the corpse, and spent the rest of the journey wailing in grief.
Paul Trinder, who awoke to see the body at the end of his row, last week described the journey as “deeply disturbing”, and complained that the airline dismissed his concerns by telling him to “get over it”.
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Posted in Figurative Stench, Stinky dead things, Stinky Incidents
Tagged airline, British Airways, corpse, dead, death, first class, flight, odor, odour, stench, stink
Lebanon, 2006. The stench of death: Children hold their
noses as they pass corpses in a truck. Source: habeeb.com
Posted in Figurative Stench, Historical Stench, Miasma, Serious Stench, Stinky dead things
Tagged anger, children, corpse, death, decay, decomposition, hatred, Hezbollah, human race, humanity, Israel, Lebanon, reek, rotten, rotting, stench, stink, war
Quickcare.org describes how methamphetamine causes halitosis–
How does methamphetamine cause bad breath?
Methamphetamines increase the acid content of stomach fluids and saliva. The acid damages the teeth, which can lead to bad breath. It also decreases the amount of saliva in the mouth. Dry mouth can cause bad breath.
How else can methamphetamine cause bad breath? Meth users tend to grind their teeth and they also crave sugar. Grinding the teeth and eating excessive sweets leads to very poor condition of the teeth. Bad teeth tend to equal bad breath.
Can methamphetamine cause bad breath in other ways? It mainly causes bad breath by damaging the teeth. However, it is harmful to the whole body, and as it affects the internal organs, it can cause bad breath due to problems in the digestive tract as well.
Which leads us to the Green Day tune, “Geek Stink Breath”–
GEEK STINK BREATH
I’m on a mission
I made my decision
To lead a path of self destruction
A slow progression
Killing my complexion
And it’s rotting out my teeth
I’m on a roll
No self control
I’m blowing off steam with methamphetamine
Don’t know what I want
That’s all that I’ve got
And I’m picking scabs off my face
Posted in halitosis, Pop Culture Stench, Stinky People
Tagged addiction, bad breath, crack, crackhead, crystal meth, death, decay, denstistry, dentist, drugs, geek, Geek Stink Breath, Green Day, greenday, halitosis, health, hygiene, junkie, meth, meth lab, Methamphetamine, oral, smell, stink, teeth, tooth decay, user
I suppose it’s passé, but if this is to be a compendium of the stinky, we cannot omit the dead mouse. There is scarce an odor on planet Earth like eau de dead rodent. Once you have smelled it, you can neither forget it, nor fail to recognize it when you smell it again.