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(MSN)   Australian firefighters scour a neighborhood looking for a gas leak find a durian fruit instead. Andrew Zimmern says kill it with prejudice   (msn.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Asia, Southeast Asia, Durian, Natural gas, smell of durians, resident Phuong Tran, first responders, reports of a pungent smell  
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2021-10-15 3:12:37 PM  
Crazy good.
 
2021-10-15 3:20:49 PM  
I would think Andrew Zimmern would cover it in batshiat, let it ferment 6 months in a nursing home toilet, then serve it with hákarl on a bed of cilantro.
 
2021-10-15 3:52:00 PM  
The freeze dried version is strangely delicious. 
And much, much less wretch-inducing, apparently.
 
2021-10-15 3:53:42 PM  

Somaticasual: The freeze dried version is strangely delicious. 
And much, much less wretch-inducing, apparently.


Oh good. I'm on a low wretch diet.
 
2021-10-15 3:55:24 PM  
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2021-10-15 3:56:26 PM  
Bad odors in a nation's capitol?
 
2021-10-15 3:57:15 PM  
"Haters say it has an odoriferous smell; those who like the durian, on the other hand, call it the "king of fruits.""

I thought Liberace was the king of fruits.
 
2021-10-15 3:57:37 PM  
That's nothing. I'm pretty sure that those spiky yellow mellons move around.
 
2021-10-15 4:02:40 PM  

Boo_Guy: "Haters say it has an odoriferous smell; those who like the durian, on the other hand, call it the "king of fruits.""

I thought Liberace was the king of fruits.


Or he was a performer who found his niche and the costumes and clothes were part of that niche....

/ kind of like a male peacock.

// judging by looks alone, one could be excused for thinking that a peahen is an entirely different species
 
2021-10-15 4:04:49 PM  
A gas leak and durian smell nothing alike.
Gas leak: rotten eggs (strong sulphur smell due to additives).
Durian: rotten meat (strong puke-inducing smell due to durian).
Very easy to distinguish!
 
2021-10-15 4:13:40 PM  
Durian?
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2021-10-15 4:15:51 PM  

NuvvuNikki: A gas leak and durian smell nothing alike.
Gas leak: rotten eggs (strong sulphur smell due to additives).
Durian: rotten meat (strong puke-inducing smell due to durian).
Very easy to distinguish!


I was going to make a joke about the rotten-eggs smell of gas, but since you've already mentioned it, I'll pass.
 
2021-10-15 4:22:47 PM  

beezeltown: I would think Andrew Zimmern would cover it in batshiat, let it ferment 6 months in a nursing home toilet, then serve it with hákarl on a bed of cilantro.


Eeeeew, cilantro is nasty!
 
2021-10-15 4:23:37 PM  
Dudes name is *way* too close to another well known dude. And for a minute my brain was all Whaaaa?
 
2021-10-15 4:34:39 PM  
I'd just like to mention that nobody has yet smelled out the Secret Durian hidden in the user interface of a certain popular file-sharing client. (It's so small that it just looks like a little brown dot at screen resolution, but I promise you, it was an actual detailed drawing of a durian in the master artwork.) The tiny durian was to avoid legal issues that could have arisen if the icons had depicted computers with other, trademarked types of fruit embossed on the front.

/ I still say that the PearPhones on "iCarly" look more like pork chops
 
2021-10-15 4:58:01 PM  
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...a taxi in Thailand, where durian, water buffalo, firearms, and some recreational activities are all prohibited.
 
2021-10-15 5:02:26 PM  
Someone brought in durian-flavored cookies to work one day. I could smell something awful from my office down the hall and went to investigate. I put the cookies in the fridge, thinking it would block the smell. However, the secretaries decided that the smell was caused by the sink backing up again. I had a migraine all day from the noxious things.
 
2021-10-15 5:04:32 PM  
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This is posted outside most good Cambodian hotels
 
2021-10-15 5:22:53 PM  
Q: What graphic in this thread would get you insta-perma-banned from SomethingAwful.com (before Lowtax sold it)?

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2021-10-15 5:31:25 PM  
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2021-10-15 6:00:35 PM  
durian ice cream is fantastic.
 
2021-10-15 7:01:49 PM  

real_kibo: Q: What graphic in this thread would get you insta-perma-banned from SomethingAwful.com (before Lowtax sold it)?

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?

and why mangosteen?  that is not noxious
 
2021-10-15 7:21:25 PM  

dbaggins: and why mangosteen?  that is not noxious


Well, in terms of the sign, my only guess is that it's because durian is the "King Of Fruits" and mangosteen has to be included because it's the "Queen Of Fruits".

As for SomethingAwful.com, the site's founder (Lowtax) once had an epic, copypasta-worthy meltdown after people mocked him for shilling mangosteen juice (as a quack health product.) The site then instituted a policy of instantly banning anyone who used the word "mangosteen" in any context. Anyway, he sold the site (and then got banned from it!) and now the site's slowly rotting away because its new owners haven't done posted any content to it since acquiring it a year ago.
 
2021-10-15 7:51:32 PM  
Lowtax?

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2021-10-15 8:58:59 PM  

NuvvuNikki: A gas leak and durian smell nothing alike.
Gas leak: rotten eggs (strong sulphur smell due to additives).
Durian: rotten meat (strong puke-inducing smell due to durian).
Very easy to distinguish!


May depend on what additive put in the gas. Perth, Australia here and some idiots I live with have left the stove gas on and filled the house with gas. Doesn't smell like rotten eggs.
 
2021-10-15 9:05:58 PM  
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2021-10-15 9:38:28 PM  
Durian smells like a garbage fire being put out with raw sewage. Unfortunately, my family all love them. Fortunately, my family mostly doesn't live on this continent.
 
2021-10-16 2:04:56 AM  
Last night my fruit launched off into space, taking my house with it.
 
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