“Every one, flare your nostrils in olfactory anticipation.”
Hello hello. Wookiee popping in for more WDTCF goodness for all my favorite wabbit whackerinos (or are you more of a zapperino?) This installment is about a premium item which dropped this Easter… the Sumatran Century Flower.
Oh Sumatra. The largest island that is entirely in Indonesia, it is the home of 201 mammal species and 580 bird species. It includes wetlands, rain forests and even pine forests so there’s lots of vegetation including 17 endemic genera of plants. Wowza. Sumatra actually is a really neat place with its own versions of tigers, elephant, rhinos, bears, orangutans and more. A really beautiful place I’ve only had the chance to see from the air but georgeous is how I remember the views from a stratotanker.
With all that flora and fauna, you may wonder if this new decoration is real and the answer is, kind of. The Titan Arun or Sumatran “Corpse Flower” (Amorphophallus titanum), so named for its horrible smell upon blooming, actually exists. These flowers can grow up to 10 feet and bloom unpredicatably. They can do it once in their lifetime or several times and there’s no schedule involved as to when the flower chooses to unleash its potent beauty. The smell of the flower has been compared to rotting flesh, smelly socks and Camembert cheese by different people. These bad boy’s are also nicknamed “Devil’s Tongue” for their unique look.
Pretty but gross, right? Well, I have to believe these real life stinkers were the inspiration for the Sumatran Century Flower which appears in “Moe Baby Blues” (S14:E22). The Springfield universe version blooms every hundred years and of course, our favorite family is off to the Springfield Botanical Gardens to see it.
All of Springfield turns out for the event. The viewing area’s max capacity is 2500 and Moe makes 2501 (poor guy, he doesn’t get to be a “Plus 1” often) so he gets booted. Turns out to be a blessing in disguise as the flower opens and drops a smell bomb on those present. Bart describes it as someone cutting one (aka a fart), Bumblebee man say basically that in Spanish and Krusty chooses a pile of manure over the smell. The resulting death of the botanical gardens from a combination of the noxious Sumatran vapors and the stampeding folks fleeing the smell is impressive. The gardens were equally impressive. Wookiee want.
This decoration cost 40 donuts and gives a 2% bonus to your cash and XP. It’s also unique so only one can be placed in your town. I wonder how many people decided to make their very own botanical garden? If you buy this decoration, just imagine how stinky your Springfield truly is now. For certain, this is one new item that any one can say “it stinks” and you’d be right 100%. I bought it and have it by Howard’s Flowers for now. I only wish when I tapped on it and the gas cloud emits that my townsfolk would run away lol.
Y’all have a great day of wabbit whacking and keep on tapping in the free world.
TTFN… Wookiee out!