10 Of The Worst Smells In The World

Century Egg

The Century Egg is an egg which has been preserved in a mixture of lime, salt, ash, rice and clay for some months. When the process of preservation is complete, the egg shell is removed to disclose a dark-green, pungent smelling yolk and dark-brown egg-white. The smell of the egg is described to be close to the smell of ammonia and sulphur; a rotten egg.

Amorphophallus Titanum

Popularly known as the Corpse Flower, Amorphophallus Titanum emits a strong unpleasant smell when it is blooming. The smell from the flower is identical to a rotting meat or decaying corpse, and the reason behind the unpleasant smell is to attract pollinators to help ensure the continuation of its species.