Passengers Nearly Fight to Have Plane Grounded Over Presence Of Fruit

Banned from public transportation in some countries because it smells so strong, two tons of the Southeast Asian fruit in a cargo hold smelled so bad that passengers on a recent fight ordered it be removed from the plane.

Apparently things got so bad passengers nearly fought the plane’s staff to ensure they wouldn’t be stuck on a flight with the stuff, as the BBC reports from the monday drama:

Around two tonnes of durian, the world’s stinkiest fruit, was in the cargo hold of the Sriwijaya Air flight, bound for Jakarta from Bengkulu.

Gizmodo’s Ryan Mandelbaum said it’s “both sweet like custard and meaty like steak and onions,” when he gave it a try.

I wouldn’t let him bring it into the house, so we cut it open with a big knife on the back patio.

I honestly cannot remember the taste very much, because the smell stabbed into my nostrils like a rancid meat poker, blinding me against all my other senses.

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