Library Evacuated Because of Smelly Durian Fruit

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About 550 people who visited the University of Canberra's library (in Australia) evacuated within 6 minutes last week in fear of a suspected gas leak.

After a quick investigation, authorities found that the stench was actually from a fruit... DURIAN. Someone had thrown leftover durian into one of their trash bins!

What does durian smell like?

Smithsonian magazine once described durian's pungent smell as “turpentine and onions, garnished with a gym sock.” Jimmy Kimmel described it as the "Bleu Cheese of Fruit."

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