corpse flower


V.25 No.30 | 07/28/2016

Daily Word in Corpse Flowers, Homeless Haircuts and Vampire Kangaroos

The Daily Word

According to Harvard professor and researcher Howard Gardner, Donald Trump is a “textbook” narcissist. That means he's self-obsessed, arrogant and overly-sensitive. Obviously, the kind of person I want to see in office.

Around 20 prehistoric animal species were discovered during a recent two-week dig in Australia. The coolest one: a fanged kangaroo that ate meat and climbed trees. Those bastards are scary enough as it is. Just think long and hard about that gutting claw they have and how powerful their legs are if you want to keep yourself up at night. Here are some rules for protecting yourself if you ever come into contact with one of these wretched beasts.

In a third hack attack (the first two were committed against the DNC and the DCCC), the groups Fancy Bear and Cozy Bear have now apparently hacked Hilary Clinton's campaign directly. It is believed the attacks are coming from Russia.

The corpse flower (Latin name Amorphophallus titanum, meaning “giant misshapen penis”)is one of the largest and rarest flowering plants in the world. It takes 10 years to go from seed to flower and gets its common name from the godawful smell it produces. There are at least five of them currently blooming, which has botanists confused.

Salvage Supperclub, an event where San Francisco diners get to enjoy gourmet food prepared from the leftover foodstuffs most of us would throw away ... at high-dining prices ... in a dumpster. New Yorker Josh Treuhaft, the mind behind the project says he wants people to rethink the food we throw out, but it sounds suspiciously like the ultimate slumming-it gimmick to me.

Josh Coombes, a hair stylist living in London, is getting props from the internet for walking the streets and offering free haircuts to the homeless. What a nice guy.