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Watch the world’s worst-smelling flower bloom before it’s too late

Watch the world’s worst-smelling flower bloom before it’s too late Thousands of people are heading to the New York Botanical gardens, and many more are tuning in online to watch a flower bloom.That may seem odd, especially since the flower smells of rotting flesh, but for the Amorphophallus titanium, also known as the corpse flower, it’s a rare event indeed.

Is a coconut a nut?

Is a coconut a nut? It might not be so obvious at first glance, but a coconut is technically a fruit, a general nut and a seed.The coconut belongs to a group of fruits called drupes.