14 Apr '15, 7am

Durian, the World's Smelliest Fruit

Durian, the World's Smelliest Fruit

Durian is renowned as the world's stinkiest fruit. As Smithsonian Magazine explained : "To eat it seems to be the sacrifice of self-respect," wrote 19th-century American journalist Bayard Taylor. French naturalist Henri Mouhot was a bit less delicate: "On first tasting it I thought it like the flesh of some animal in a state of putrefaction." This bat-pollinated fruit is divisive; some foodies love it, most people just retch at the smell. In this New York Times video, Thomas Fuller travels to Thailand to track down fellow Durian lovers . In addition to his article on the fruit, Fuller gives us this short video explaining the fruit, and showing how it's grown (though we don't get to see the bats that pollinate Durian trees). Be glad this isn't in smell-o-vision: In Fuller's article, he writes (emphasis added): Yes, I freely admit that when ripe it can smell like a dead anim...

Full article: http://mentalfloss.com/article/54111/durian-worlds-smelli...

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