Mythical creatures that continue to confound | Slideshow | Fox News ~ Speculation quickly arose that this creature discovered on Montauk, Long Island, and quickly dubbed the 'Montauk Monster' was a chupacabra. Others theorized that it might be a hitherto unknown marine mammal, a sea turtle without its shell, an artful Photoshop creation or cue the 'X-Files' theme an escaped experiment from the government animal-disease research facility on Plum Island, just offshore from Montauk.

Mythical creatures that continue to confound | Slideshow | Fox News ~ Speculation quickly arose that this creature discovered on Montauk, Long Island, and quickly dubbed the 'Montauk Monster' was a chupacabra. Others theorized that it might be a hitherto unknown marine mammal, a sea turtle without its shell, an artful Photoshop creation or cue the 'X-Files' theme an escaped experiment from the government animal-disease research facility on Plum Island, just offshore from Montauk.

Carrion flowers, also known as corpse flowers or stinking flowers are flowers that emit an odor that smells like rotting flesh.

Carrion flowers, also known as corpse flowers or stinking flowers are flowers that emit an odor that smells like rotting flesh.

This creature was found by Russian soldiers on Sakhalin shoreline. Sakhalin area is situated near to Japan, it’s the most eastern part of Russia, almost 5000 miles to East from Moscow. People don’t know what is it. According to the bones and teeth – it is not a fish. According to its skeleton – it’s not a crocodile or alligator. It has a skin with hair or fur. It has been said that it was taken by Russian special services for in-depth studies.

This creature was found by Russian soldiers on Sakhalin shoreline. Sakhalin area is situated near to Japan, it’s the most eastern part of Russia, almost 5000 miles to East from Moscow. People don’t know what is it. According to the bones and teeth – it is not a fish. According to its skeleton – it’s not a crocodile or alligator. It has a skin with hair or fur. It has been said that it was taken by Russian special services for in-depth studies.

hydnora-africana, smells like feces, this attracts beetles which are it's natural pollinators

15 Rare, Exotic & Amazing Plant Species

Jan 2013: Banba the basking shark's amazing 3,000-mile journey leaves experts open-mouthed - Gentle giant tagged off Ireland travels to coast of Africa

Jan 2013: Banba the basking shark's amazing 3,000-mile journey leaves experts open-mouthed - Gentle giant tagged off Ireland travels to coast of Africa

Pelican Flower (Aristolochia grandiflora) These flowers are almost beautiful in their strangeness, with big inflated chambers instead of petals and intricate, colorful patterns of veins. But don’t get too close, or you won’t be able to get the dead mouse smell out of your nose for hours. No, this plant isn’t a carnivorous rat-eater like the Nepenthes attenboroughii – it just uses a decaying rodent smell to attract pollinators.

15 Rare, Exotic & Amazing Plant Species

Pelican Flower (Aristolochia grandiflora) These flowers are almost beautiful in their strangeness, with big inflated chambers instead of petals and intricate, colorful patterns of veins. But don’t get too close, or you won’t be able to get the dead mouse smell out of your nose for hours. No, this plant isn’t a carnivorous rat-eater like the Nepenthes attenboroughii – it just uses a decaying rodent smell to attract pollinators.

A flower taller than a man, stinking strongly of putrefying roadkill and colored deep burgundy to actually mimic rotting flesh… sounds like something fun to witness, doesn’t it? But Indonesia’s titan arum—or “corpse flower” as known by locals—is a real, if rare, phenomenon, pollinated in the wild by carrion-seeking insects.

A flower taller than a man, stinking strongly of putrefying roadkill and colored deep burgundy to actually mimic rotting flesh… sounds like something fun to witness, doesn’t it? But Indonesia’s titan arum—or “corpse flower” as known by locals—is a real, if rare, phenomenon, pollinated in the wild by carrion-seeking insects.

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