ISSHOKENMEI
[E•Show•Ken•May]
ISSHOKENMEI
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nevver:

I’ve seen that movie
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  Aspen | Mark Hughes
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skunkbear:

The blooming of an Amorphophallus titanum (AKA corpse flower AKA titan arum) at The Huntington Library last week inspired me!
If you think humans jump through a lot of hoops just to reproduce, check out this plant. It waits 7-10 years, storing up starch in a giant tuber, just so it can bloom for a single day. Then it pretends to be a hunk of rotting meat to attract insect pollinators. Then, months later, it switches tactics to a produce a sweet fruit so birds will disperse it’s seeds.
If you have never smelled a titan arum but for some odd reason you would like to … you are in … luck? Scientists have identified the exact malodorous chemicals that come off these strange flowers to attract pollinators - so you can create the scent at home!*
*please, for your own sake, don’t try this at home.
skunkbear:

The blooming of an Amorphophallus titanum (AKA corpse flower AKA titan arum) at The Huntington Library last week inspired me!
If you think humans jump through a lot of hoops just to reproduce, check out this plant. It waits 7-10 years, storing up starch in a giant tuber, just so it can bloom for a single day. Then it pretends to be a hunk of rotting meat to attract insect pollinators. Then, months later, it switches tactics to a produce a sweet fruit so birds will disperse it’s seeds.
If you have never smelled a titan arum but for some odd reason you would like to … you are in … luck? Scientists have identified the exact malodorous chemicals that come off these strange flowers to attract pollinators - so you can create the scent at home!*
*please, for your own sake, don’t try this at home.
skunkbear:

The blooming of an Amorphophallus titanum (AKA corpse flower AKA titan arum) at The Huntington Library last week inspired me!
If you think humans jump through a lot of hoops just to reproduce, check out this plant. It waits 7-10 years, storing up starch in a giant tuber, just so it can bloom for a single day. Then it pretends to be a hunk of rotting meat to attract insect pollinators. Then, months later, it switches tactics to a produce a sweet fruit so birds will disperse it’s seeds.
If you have never smelled a titan arum but for some odd reason you would like to … you are in … luck? Scientists have identified the exact malodorous chemicals that come off these strange flowers to attract pollinators - so you can create the scent at home!*
*please, for your own sake, don’t try this at home.
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70sscifiart:

Alien Worlds
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nevver:

The eyes have it, Remus Tiplea
nevver:

The eyes have it, Remus Tiplea
nevver:

The eyes have it, Remus Tiplea
nevver:

The eyes have it, Remus Tiplea
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nevver:

Yung Cheng Lin
nevver:

Yung Cheng Lin
nevver:

Yung Cheng Lin
nevver:

Yung Cheng Lin
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passivus:

Guy Billout
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doyoulikevintage:

1956 Jaguar D Type Lemans.
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espressorunner:

Oh my goodness.
espressorunner:

Oh my goodness.
espressorunner:

Oh my goodness.
espressorunner:

Oh my goodness.
espressorunner:

Oh my goodness.
espressorunner:

Oh my goodness.
espressorunner:

Oh my goodness.
espressorunner:

Oh my goodness.
espressorunner:

Oh my goodness.
espressorunner:

Oh my goodness.