In 2019, staff at the University of Canberra library were forced to evacuate the building due to a suspected gas leak, which was later found to be the smell of durian fruit. And in November 2018, an Indonesian plane was temporarily landed after passengers complained about the unpleasant smell of durian fruit in the cabin.
This time the smell of durian fruit resulted in hospitalizing 6 postal workers and evacuation of the postal building in Germany. Not only this, even police, firefighters and emergency services were called to the post office in the Bavarian town of Schweinfurt to handle the chaos.
According to reports, the building was evacuated immediately with around 60 employees, before the package was carefully examined.
When the package was opened, it contained four Thai durian fruits, which a 50-year-old resident of the town had sent home from a friend in Nuremberg.
You will be surprised to know that Singapore has prohibited the fruit in its subway system, and many hotels have banned durians because of the strong smell.
When asked about the smell, food critics said that it smells like some rotten food or dirty socks.
According to Schweinfurt police, 12 postal workers complained of nausea and 6 of them were taken to the hospital as a precaution.
Once all the workers were found well, the fruit was delivered to the intended recipient.