Titan Beetles: These giant bugs can be around 7 inches long and their pincers can snap a pencil in half… but they usually leave humans alone. If you bother it, though, it will attack you. The world’s largest beetle WILL attack you.
Last week was big. Big like a hurricane, or like a skyscraper, or like the Titan Beetle (which, FYI, is the world’s largest beetle<– and I would know because 2/3rds of my job is basically just reading books written for seven-year-old boys). Just like getting the trach, losing it is a lifestyle change. I was... Read More »
Carrion flower - Flowers of plants in the genus Rafflesia (family Rafflesiaceae) emit an odor similar to that of decaying meat. This odor attracts the flies that pollinate the plant. The world's largest single bloom is R. arnoldii. This rare flower is found in the rainforests of Borneo and Sumatra.
Titan Longhorn Beetle: Found in South America, this massive creepy-crawler is one of the world's largest known beetles! The Titans can grow up to 6.5 inches long & inhabit the rain-forests of Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, the Guianas and North Central Brazil.
Visitors view the world's largest flower at an arboretum in Fullerton, California. The Indonesian titan arum "corpse flower" is 58-inches tall and has a putrid scent to lure pollinating dung beetles. It can sometimes be smelled half a mile away. (LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP/Getty Images)