More than 500 students and teachers were evacuated from a university in Melbourne, Australia, for an odor originally thought to be gas.
But it turned out that students in a Royal Melbourne Institute "smell" of Technology Library was a rotting Durian that was found in a closet.
Durian is a tropical fruit known for its strong, stinking odor.
Firefighters said that the smell had wandered through the building via the air conditioner
The building was now reopened, it said in a statement by the Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Department.
"Turpentine and Onions"
After employees and university students reported a smell in a library building, they were evacuated by the local police
The fire department said that the building stores potentially hazardous chemicals, resulting in an investigation the source of the odor triggers.
According to what the fire brigade called "comprehensive search" h, they discovered that the smell was not a chemical gas, but that it came from a durian that went off.
Durians are a cherished fruit in Southeast Asia with a sweet and creamy flesh, but their smell may take some getting used to
The Smithsonian magazine described it as "turpentine and onions garnished with a tournament sock"
What is a durian?
- A durian is a tropical fruit about the size of coconut
- It is green and prickly inside, but has an internal softness [1
- The food originates from Southeast Asia and is generally prohibited from hotel rooms and transport across the region