13 Oct '15, 11pm

‘King of the Fruits’, by Omar Musa: | "Do not fuck with a durian."

‘King of the Fruits’, by Omar Musa: | "Do not fuck with a durian."

‘King of the Fruits’, by Omar Musa Photo by Hafiz Issadeen . Reproduced under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License . Do not fuck with a durian. Every year, someone is killed when one of these heavy, pungent, spiky fruits falls from a tall tree, as if the gods are warning their many haters not to speak too ill of them. However, this doesn’t stop people defaming them. I once heard that the infamous demon king Ravana, from the Hindu epic poem The Ramayana , was described as so ugly that he had a “face like a durian”. Germans simply call it the “The Stinky Fruit”. And if you’ve ever been to Malaysia, you might have noticed that hotels will often place a NO DURIANS sign in the lobby. My parents once got evacuated from a hotel so urgently they thought there had been a bomb threat, only to find out later that the emergency was that a particularly pungent batch of ...

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