the other is like: “you ok dude?”
Rafflesia arnoldii is a member of the genus Rafflesia. It is noted for producing the largest individual flower on earth, and a strong odor of decaying flesh - the latter point earning it the nickname of “carrion flower”. It is an endemic plant that occurs only in the rainforests of Sumatra Island, Indonesia. Although there are some plants with larger flowering organs like the Titan Arum and Talipot palm, those are technically clusters of many flowers.
Rafflesia arnoldii (Indonesian: padma raksasa) is one of the three national flowers in Indonesia, the other two being the white jasmine and moon orchid. It was officially recognized as a national “rare flower” (Indonesian: puspa langka) in Presidential Decree No. 4 in 1993. The flower of Rafflesia arnoldii grows to a diameter of around one meter (3 ft) and weighing up to 11 kilograms (24 lb) [ read more ]
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The Search Begins - #WhereIsFootball
The game is all around us. It often seems like we’re all seeing the same thing, but in reality we all experience the beautiful game through our own lens. So let’s bring our perspectives together and start to compile something remarkable. Starting today, we will begin sharing photos that capture the spirit of the beautiful game, taken by the global AFR team and by you. We will feature all selected photos on the new A Football Report Instagram account, and also post our favourites here. But before we get started, we need you to get involved to make this project a success.
- You can send your photos our way by using the #WhereIsFootball hashtag on Twitter and Instagram or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We know what we’re seeing, but we want to create a new, personal medium to see the game through different sets of eyes. This opportunity lies at your feet. Follow our stream and help complete the question: where is football in your world? [The photos featured above were all taken by the AFR Team, in Italy, Argentina, France, Morocco, and Portugal]
#WhereIsFootball: Kabupaten Purworejo, Jawa Tengah, Indonesia
“Dear friends in AFR,
I wanna share football photos that I captured in my city. These are from the final match of amateur tournament in Kecamatan Bener, Kabupaten Purworejo. Hope you will be interested. And here’s a match report (in Indonesian). Thank you.”
Arit, we’re one day into the #WhereIsFootball project and you’re already making it a worthwhile pursuit. While I’m not sure where your city is (or even how to pronounce it correctly), in that last shot I see a familiar joy in such a foreign setting. Indeed, no setting where you find joy is too familiar or too foreign to share.