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Stinky Business!
This is totally random, but some of the Gaia Staff were spotted opening and investigating a very strange fruit. It's not only strange, but it's stinky. Who likes to eat stinky...(click here for full story)


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That is the weirdest looking fruit I have ever seen o_o;; What the heck is it XD? Did you guys ever find out?

It's possibly on of the most unappetizing, slimy, gross things I've ever seen.
O.O it looks so good =D
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British novelist Anthony Burgess writes that eating durian is "like eating sweet raspberry blancmange in the lavatory."

[21] Chef Andrew Zimmern compares the taste to "completely rotten, mushy onions."[22] Anthony Bourdain, a lover of durian, relates his encounter with the fruit as thus: "Its taste can only be described as...indescribable, something you will either love or despise. ...Your breath will smell as if you'd been French-kissing your dead grandmother."

[23] Travel and food writer Richard Sterling says:
“ ... its odor is best described as pig-s**t, turpentine and onions, garnished with a gym sock. It can be smelled from yards away. Despite its great local popularity, the raw fruit is forbidden from some establishments such as hotels, subways and airports, including public transportation in Southeast Asia.[24]


I'll stick with eating Mangosteen's

I don't think I'm adventurous enough to try this thing.
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Mmm, durian biggrin

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Haha!
"Your breath will smell as if you'd been French-kissing your dead grandmother."
That's too funny.

Thanks for sharing the video.
I like trying new foods. I would give it a go. But from the descriptions it sounds like your setting was a good place - outside, fresh air.

I wonder if that and balut is part of 'this nutritious breakfast’ LOL!
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That's a Durian! O:

Banned from many Asian stores because of the foul smell. rofl
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That is the weirdest looking fruit I have ever seen o_o;; What the heck is it XD? Did you guys ever find out?

It's possibly on of the most unappetizing, slimy, gross things I've ever seen.


It's called a Durian. It's called the King of Fruits because of its size.

It stinks, but it tastes really good once you get past the smell. I've eaten prepackaged durian before, so I've never been able to actually smell it, though.

Here's a close-up of what a durian looks like (it's not slimy at all):

http://www.newenglandwellness.com/fck/uploads/Image/Durian Fruit.jpg
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i dont think durians are banned from any country . . . .
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OMG uhg!! oh I think I'm gonna be sick. What the hell was that ???? it not only smelled gross but looked gross too. That was funny as hell though. Thanks guys!!! keep it up!!
I'm going to go have some wonderful smelling columbian roast coffee and Egos.... no wierd fruit. xd
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Mmm, durian biggrin

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@ Plasterduck - Was just gonna say that. Thank you. smile

@ IceKrystal - I only knew it from Star Ocean: Til the End of Time. razz

...I'm just wondering if eating a random durian in the middle of street will be ok.
...or, is this the opening of a Gaia Staff whigout. D:

lol
Thanks for all the quotes! Those are awesomely funny!!

I was behind the camera (phone) and could hardly stand the smell. I did not indulge in the thing they called fruit. Blah!
I can't believe you guys don't know what Durian is! xD

It's an acquired taste kind of food. razz I know people who love that stuff. D:
It's called a Durian.
Some Filipinos eat it. =] And others of course. <3

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