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The Huntington's 'Stinky' Attraction Almost 7' Tall, Prepping to Bloom*

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The Huntington's legendary Corpse Flower (because when it blooms, look out, it smells like rotting flesh!), which has been nicknamed "Stinky," is now closing in on 7 feet tall (he's 6ft 9.25 inches, according to the Huntington's Twitter feed). Jim Folson tells us what we can expect in this short video.

When will he bloom? Soon...stay tuned. And get ready to cover your nose if you're brave enough to head over to the Huntington for a visit.

*It's BLOOMING! As of 2 p.m. today Stinky began to open up. According to the Huntington it will take around 7 hours for it to fully open. They're open 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.*