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Authorities confused it with a gas leak

The smell of a durian causes an emergency evacuation in Australia

Durian, the Asian fruit that holds the dubious honor of being the stinkiest fruit in the world, has caused a unique incident in the library of the University of Canberra, in Australia.

The presence of a strong smell in the library forced the evacuation of 550 people who were there, as there was fear that there would be a gas leak.

Fortunately, the smell came from a durian fruit that was inside the building.

Those who have smelled this tropical fruit, which has a sweet flavor and a texture similar to that of the avocado, say that it gives off the same aroma as garbage.

In 2017, a team of Singaporean scientists located the genes that cause the fruit's intense odor, which is caused by a mixture of sulfur, ethylene and lipids, as this fruit is rich in carbohydrates and vitamins A, B, and C. These components can be confused with the additive that is add to the gas so that leaks can be smelled.

 

Source: lavanguardia.com 


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