ScienceWe Saw The Corpse Flower In Bloom And It Was Disgustingly BeautifulIt brought tears to our eyes — literally.By by Taylor MillerBuzzFeed Staff and by Vicki ChenBuzzFeed StaffPosted on July 29, 2016, 9:58 pmTwitterFacebookLink After nearly 80 years, the famous corpse flower has finally bloomed this week at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. Taylor Miller / BuzzFeed According to the NYBG, the rare plant, Amorphophallus titanum (also known as Titan arum), hasn't bloomed since 1939. Taylor Miller / BuzzFeed Side note: Amorphophallus titanum literally translates to "giant weird-shaped dick." ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Taylor Miller / BuzzFeed The flower gets its name from the odor it releases when bloomed, often compared to the smell of rotting flesh. Taylor Miller / BuzzFeed I couldn't smell it at first, but after going to a "designated area," the aroma could not be missed. Taylor Miller / BuzzFeed The plant drew a very large crowd, with wait times up to two hours to catch a glimpse. Taylor Miller / BuzzFeed Taylor Miller / BuzzFeed The flower was also recently mentioned in the first sneak peek of the highly anticipated Gilmore Girls reboot. Taylor Miller / BuzzFeed "It's not like ... I have that plant strapped to me that only blooms once every 50 years and smells disgusting," Lorelai exclaims to Rory. Taylor Miller / BuzzFeed If you live in the NYC area and want to see it for yourself, act fast. The unpredictable plant's bloom will likely last only for another day or two. Taylor Miller / BuzzFeed Taylor Miller / BuzzFeed If you can't make it there IRL, check out the livestream below! View this video on YouTube youtube.com Taylor MillerBuzzFeed StaffContact Taylor Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.Got a confidential tip? 👉 Submit it hereVicki ChenBuzzFeed StaffContact Vicki Chen at email@example.com.