And it's because of this:
The corpse flower is blooming at the University of Washington. We've been home for about 40 minutes, and the stench is still stuck in my nostrils. However, I didn't HAVE to climb up the ladder and stick my head in it, but it seemed like the thing to do when you get faced with a perhaps-once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
More photos of this beast found here, courtesy of the photonerd husband.