Grease

All work and no play makes Johnny a dull boy.

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Growing up in Afghanistan, the biggest thing we craved as a female youth was independence and education- but instead we got death or marriage. Your generation has the education and independence they need to thrive, but their thirst for marriage makes them take it for granted. Never give men importance. Conquer your youth and stay true to becoming the woman you want to be- because you don’t need a man to do so.
my mother just gave me the most life changing advice   (via ismiamora)

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Corpse flower. Titan arum.
The trademark aroma of the titan arum - a.k.a. “corpse flower” is its nauseating stench likened to rotting flesh.
The tall, 5 foot, conical central stalk of the bloom, called the spadix, generates a tremendous amount of heat that propels oils called putrecines and cadavarines into the air. When the bloom opens, its ribbed, petal-like leaves resemble an upturned fluted bell with a rich maroon interior. The blooms can be as much as 5 feet in diameter and can occur every two years. The bloom usually lasts only 72 hours before collapsing.
But it’s the plant’s putrid odor - strongest at night - that is as striking as its size. The stinky blossom attracts pollinators, insects such as flies and carrion beetles that normally feed on dead animals.

transparent-flowers:

Corpse flower. Titan arum.

The trademark aroma of the titan arum - a.k.a. “corpse flower” is its nauseating stench likened to rotting flesh.

The tall, 5 foot, conical central stalk of the bloom, called the spadix, generates a tremendous amount of heat that propels oils called putrecines and cadavarines into the air. When the bloom opens, its ribbed, petal-like leaves resemble an upturned fluted bell with a rich maroon interior. The blooms can be as much as 5 feet in diameter and can occur every two years. The bloom usually lasts only 72 hours before collapsing.

But it’s the plant’s putrid odor - strongest at night - that is as striking as its size. The stinky blossom attracts pollinators, insects such as flies and carrion beetles that normally feed on dead animals.

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