Thursday, August 30, 2018

Corpse flower: Denver Botanic Gardens announces rare blooming of "Stinky"

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Denver Botanic Gardens has just announced that its amorphophallus titanum, commonly known as “the corpse flower” and affectionately known as “Stinky,” has begun blooming.

Why is this such a big deal? Well, corpse flowers are known to emit a horrifying stench whenever they bloom, which isn’t often. The last time Stinky showed its petals was in 2015, and each bloom only lasts 24-48 hours, maximum, before the flower closes up once again.

People have described the stench of corpse flowers as reminiscent of a full diaper, a rotting corpse or moist trash. What’s more, the smell is known to change subtly as the hours wear on. According to one person interviewed by the Miami Herald when one of their local flowers bloomed, “we got some really strong cabbage, sort of brussel sprout notes for a while.”

You know, in case you want to get put off your appetite.

The Denver Botanic Gardens will not extend their hours on Thursday, Aug. 30, and are only open until 8 p.m., if any amateur botanists want to catch this rare opportunity. The gardens open again on Friday, Aug. 31 at 8 a.m., but there’s no promise that by then you won’t have missed the best of the worst smells you can imagine.
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CannaBus Culture Film Fest makes a CO stop to satisfy your senses

Posted By on Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 1:00 AM

2018 CannaBus Culture Film Fest, Aug. 31, 7 p.m., Speakeasy Vape Lounge, 2508 E. Bijou St., $20, cannabusculturefilmfest.com.
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The third annual CannaBus Culture Film Fest, a touring showcase of cannabis themed films, is about to roll into Colorado Springs and Denver. Make no mistake; this isn’t just a casual get together of your best “buds” to watch Cheech & Chong for the 100th time. Rather, the CannaBus festival presents new and relevant films spanning genres and styles. You’ll find burnout comedies like Dude, Where’s My Ferret? of course, but also thoughtful explorations of individuals and communities like Beginning of the Road, a short documentary about veterans treating their PTSD with cannabis; and Dependence, a narrative film about a man who lives drug-free until he starts dating a girl with a self-medicated family. Drama, comedy, long, short (with some one-minute shorts on the docket), the film fest should satisfy all tastes. Plus, since it’ll be held at Speakeasy Vape Lounge, you’re welcome to partake as you watch. Word is you’ll be joined by a few “cannabis celebrities,” though organizers have so far kept their identities a surprise.
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