30 Apr '18, 7pm

Library Shut Down After Stinky Fruit Mistaken For Gas Leak

Things were out of odor at a university library in Melbourne, Australia, on Saturday afternoon, with fears of a gas leak. But the smell that aroused suspicions was no leaky pipe. It was a notoriously stinky fruit. Around 500 students and staffers were evacuated from the RMIT University library so that 40 firefighters, including masked crews, could investigate the source of the smell , according to the Herald Sun. The culprit was a durian left rotting in a cupboard, Melbourne’s Metropolitan Fire Brigade said in a release. This sort of fruit-driven flight would surprise few who have come in contact with the durian , a native of Southeast Asia with an odor that has been compared to “turpentine and onions, garnished with a gym sock ,” “hot poop garbage ” and “gasoline .” Although aficionados relish durians for their creamy, sweet interior, the fruits are so polarizing that the...

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