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In & Out Burger Cookout
Makayla MylesApril 3, 2024

In-N-Out is coming to our school for Eligible 6th & 7th Graders. From 1:19-3:15 pm  on the Honor Court Lawn & Covered Eating Area.

The World’s Biggest Flower is in Danger of Going Extinct

The Rafflesia flower, prized for its large size but notorious for its putrid smell, is on the brink of extinction.

Scientists have raised concerns about the Rafflesia flower, which faces a severe threat of extinction. Approximately 60% of its 42 species are at risk of disappearing from the Earth due to deforestation of their natural habitat in various parts of Indonesia, such as Sumatra and Java, as well as some regions of Borneo, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines. Furthermore, there could be undiscovered species going extinct without ever being discovered by science. Immediate action must be taken to protect these magnificent flowers and preserve them for future generations to appreciate.

Most of these flowers are found in this part of Indonesia.

The flowers can measure up to one meter across and as such are the most giant single flowers in the world. They have a smell that is said to be like that of rotting meat. This stench is to attract flies to pollinate it. This is contrary to other flowers which use their sweet-smelling nectar to attract pollinators.

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