Skip to comments.World’s stinkiest fruit causes flight delay
Posted on 11/07/2018 8:15:08 AM PST by DFG
An Indonesian airliner was delayed for an hour after passengers complained of an overpowering stench released from a load of the notorious thorny fruit durian, according to reports.
About 2 tons of the worlds stinkiest fruit was in the cargo hold of the Jakarta-bound Sriwijaya Air flight at Bengkulu in Sumatra, the BBC reported.
Boyke Ledy Watra, a reporter with Indonesias Antara news agency who was aboard the fetid flight, said passengers began arguing with the crew with some almost coming to blows with flight attendants.
The airline eventually agreed to remove the offending fruit and the plane took off an hour behind schedule Monday morning.
Sriwijaya Air later insisted that it was not illegal to transport durian as long as it is wrapped properly in accordance with flight regulations carried inside the hold.
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Why would anyone board an Indonesian airliner?
Because riding an elephant takes to long?
Agreed. They don’t exactly have the best flight safety record.
Nonsense, durian is perhaps one of the most delicious fruits in the world. There is a restaurant in Houston where they have durian smoothies as desert. Absolutely fantastic.
Folks, it is quite the experience to have fresh and it is fun!
Man, what was early man thinking? You show him the world's stinkiest fruit and he says, "I'll take a big bite of that!"
Modern man is even worse; he made it into a delicacy. Can't imagine any Americans going for it.
To get the hell out of Indonesia?
I saw Andrew Zimmer almost retch trying to eat that stuff once.
This headline also sums up the election last night.
(Stinky flies = Dems and flight = Trump’s agenda).
Nonsense my ass.
I’ve eaten durian in several places in Asia. It smells just like an open sewer. The seeds have a custard-like coating, and this is the part you suck off to eat.
And yes, if the fruit is ripe, the taste is pretty good.
To say that durian does not smell like an open sewer is just fatuous. In Singapore, if you are new to the place, you could be frightened off eating at one of the many amazing hocker stands that serve food that is equal to, if not better, than a white-tablecloth restaurant.
Reason, as you approach, it smells like the vendors are squatting over a trench as they sell their food. They aren’t, its just that someone there is hocking durian, and you can smell it for blocks. 6 blocks and if the wind is right, more.
Nobody sells better chow than the Singapore hocker stands.
Durian - the locals say it smells like hell, but tastes like heaven.
You can get the same high from licking a baby’s diaper. Gheesh man, even Andrew Zimmern threw up on camera after trying it.
“Nonsense, durian is perhaps one of the most delicious fruits in the world. There is a restaurant in Houston where they have durian smoothies as desert. Absolutely fantastic.”
ROTFLMAO! You really need to get out more. Maybe even stay at a Holiday Inn.
How do they know a democrat didn’t sneak onboard?
Honestly, it tastes pretty good and the texture is amazingly like a slightly firm pudding.
Mr. Bourdain, really? As far as I'm concerned, Zimmer had nothing on Bourdain. I once saw him eat raw, that's right, uncooked, and uncleaned, PIG's anus in the African bush with the natives. Afterwards, he could only muster, "Oh, that's not good." Maybe he was trying not to offend the hosts, but I would've thrown up at the mere sight of what they were serving.
In the Midwest a hocker is a large gob of phlegm that a person spits out would be hard to get that visual out of the head while ordering food from hawkers....
Durian looks like an overgrown Osage orange.
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