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We Saw The Corpse Flower In Bloom And It Was Disgustingly Beautiful

It brought tears to our eyes — literally.

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According to the NYBG, the rare plant, Amorphophallus titanum (also known as Titan arum), hasn't bloomed since 1939.

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Side note: Amorphophallus titanum literally translates to "giant weird-shaped dick." ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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The flower was also recently mentioned in the first sneak peek of the highly anticipated Gilmore Girls reboot.

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"It's not like ... I have that plant strapped to me that only blooms once every 50 years and smells disgusting," Lorelai exclaims to Rory.

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If you can't make it there IRL, check out the livestream below!

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