Guinness World Records: Behind The Book

World's stinkiest plant

av Guinness World Records: Behind The Book | Publicerades 11/14/2019

Why does the world’s smelliest plant reek of death and decay? Why does it bloom only once every few years? And why on Earth is it called the Giant Misshapen Penis?

In this episode, Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday takes you on a trek through the Sumatran jungle to seek out the Titan arum – a phone-box-sized plant that’s both the tallest inflorescence and the stinkiest plant.

Craig marvels at Mother Nature’s inventiveness, and shares his recipe for recreating the superlative stench in your own kitchen. Be sure to have some stale beer, rotting fish and some cough medicine at the ready…

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