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The Voodoo Lily: “Dead mice in a plastic bag.”

Via msnbc.com

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….

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Image credit: U.S. Botanic Garden/Wikimedia Commons

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The stench of war…and death

The Stench of war…and death
Lebanon, 2006. The stench of death: Children hold their
noses as they pass corpses in a truck. Source: habeeb.com
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“Geek Stink Breath”

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

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Contributed: Wholesome versus unwholesome cadavers

Dirtfinger writes:

U.S. Army Field Rations, Type C“When I was going to college in Hawaii, one of my classmates in an art class was a Vietnam vet. He told me that when they’d kill an NVA or Viet Cong soldier it could take up to a day and a half before the body would start to stink because they lived on a healthy diet of fish and rice. The dead body of an American soldier on the other hand–with our shitty diet of fats and processed meats (worse even because they were eating the canned c-ration version)–would usually start stinking after just a few hours in the heat of the jungle.”

“Another thing he told me was that South Korea had men in the field over there as well, and because my friend with his Hawaiian background was used to a similar diet of rice and fish and kim-chee (talk about a fucking stink!) he was always happy when they were paired up alongside a unit of South Koreans and he could trade rations with them.”

“That plus the fact that the South Koreans hardly ever got attacked, as they had a reputation for ferocity when angered that included their furious dismemberment of dead enemy soldiers.”

“Nobody wants their dead body cut into little pieces and smeared on the trees.”

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