Smell Ya Later! Stinky Fruit, Mistaken for Gas Leak, Causes Mass Evacuation at Australian University
Studying at the library for an important college exam totally stinks.
But it’s nothing compared to the smell of a notoriously stinky fruit; durian.
About 550 people were recently evacuated from an Australian college library because of a suspected gas leak.
But it didn’t turn out to be a gas leak at all.
If you can’t read between the lines, the unpleasant smell was actually durian, a foul-smelling fruit.
Turns out someone left a durian fruit inside the library, according to officials at the University of Canberra.
To paint a better picture if you’re never heard of durian before, Smithsonian magazine says the fruit smells like rotting meat, turpentine and onions, topped off with a gym sock.
And yes, it can be smelled from several yards away.
Durian has a spiky exterior and it’s filled with starchy, custard-like pods, according to CNN.
And it’s the second time the stinky fruit was mistaken for a gas leak at an Australian university.
In 2018, fire officials said it was just durian, not a gas leak, that caused hundreds to evacuate the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, according to Fox News.
If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, durian makes everyone run for the hills!