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gas or durian?

Postby durain » Wed, 23 Oct 2013 7:47 pm

this is funny! people think the smell of durian is leaking gas!

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Foul-sm ... story.html


what's your first impression when you smell durian for the first time? toxic or foul or pleasure?

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Postby Hannieroo » Wed, 23 Oct 2013 8:22 pm

It smells like gas to me. If I smell it I ask eldest to check because he says it smells like rotting garbage.

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Postby Mi Amigo » Wed, 23 Oct 2013 8:32 pm

Too funny. It just smells like something rotting to me. However...

There are some plants in the entrance area of our condo which give off a smell very similar to the natural gas used in the UK for heating and cooking. (I know, the gas itself doesn't smell, so they add something to it so that you can more easily detect it when there's a leak). When we first moved here I was convinced there was a gas leak and kept telling the security guards to let the management people know. Then my wife found out about the plants and told them to just ignore the foolish Englishman.
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Postby x9200 » Wed, 23 Oct 2013 8:48 pm

Yes, I made this mistake once and checked the kitchen thoroughly looking for a gas leak while my neighbors downstairs had a durian feast. In low concentration it smells like a city gas.

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 23 Oct 2013 8:50 pm

Durian... like a blocked toilet, for me.

I've eaten it, but it does nothing for me, rather like jackfruit.

I've prefer a mango, or pineapple.

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Postby x9200 » Wed, 23 Oct 2013 8:57 pm

Fresh one tastes to me like a mixture of onion and acetone but I still like it (fresh) from time to time. I don't like anything already processed.

Mi Amigo wrote:(I know, the gas itself doesn't smell, so they add something to it so that you can more easily detect it when there's a leak)

You are very close. It's a similar class(es) of sulfur based compounds.
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http://phys.org/news/2012-11-scientists ... ruits.html

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Postby durain » Wed, 23 Oct 2013 9:18 pm

come to think about it, yeah, sometimes they do smell like acetone!!!

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Postby Mi Amigo » Wed, 23 Oct 2013 9:30 pm

Interesting, but it's definitely not a durian smell we get at the condo entrance, but one that's a dead-ringer for UK natural gas. It could be a Rafflesia plant or something similar.
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Postby JR8 » Wed, 23 Oct 2013 9:36 pm

Mi Amigo wrote:... a smell very similar to the natural gas used in the UK for heating and cooking. (I know, the gas itself doesn't smell, so they add something to it so that you can more easily detect it when there's a leak).


Didn't this happen in c.1970s? Mains gas, for cooking was odourless. So if you left an unlit hob on you risked suffocation and/or blowing your house up, so they added an odour to it.

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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 24 Oct 2013 8:18 am

durain wrote:this is funny! people think the smell of durian is leaking gas!

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Foul-sm ... story.html


what's your first impression when you smell durian for the first time? toxic or foul or pleasure?


Gas? Really? The thing I generally think of is a sweeter smelling Garlic. I used to live near (and drove through) Gilroy, CA., the garlic capital of the world, so it reminds me of the way that town smelled.

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Postby the lynx » Thu, 24 Oct 2013 8:53 am

Nothing is worse than the smell of durian from someone's flatulence in a crowded MRT...

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Postby PrimroseHill » Thu, 24 Oct 2013 10:27 am

A few years ago, came through Heathrow with a reasonably big tupperware stuffed with durian. I had frozen it, cling flimed it with several layers, masking taped it several layers, covered it with newspapers several layers of it lastly stuffed it into DD's puffer jacket from Pradamark (aka Primark), rescued my suitcase, of course those sniffer dogs are around, he sniffed and sniffed and lefft. Got into the lift with the cabbie and someone shouted loudly, someone in here farted :lol: :oops:

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 24 Oct 2013 10:38 am

:lol: Good one. Something there would be negative value in trying to explain.

You can buy durian in London as well you know :) But, yes, most people would have no idea what it is, or how it stinks...

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Postby PrimroseHill » Thu, 24 Oct 2013 10:44 am

JR8 wrote::lol: Good one. Something there would be negative value in trying to explain.

You can buy durian in London as well you know :) But, yes, most people would have no idea what it is, or how it stinks...


Harrods used to stock Msian durians, chinatown only stock Thai ones. Not the same lah. And the price :o

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Postby v4jr4 » Thu, 24 Oct 2013 10:50 am

the lynx wrote:Nothing is worse than the smell of durian from someone's flatulence in a crowded MRT...


Combine it with petai, and you'll get a miniature of "chemical weapon" :lol:

But for my nose, compared to durian, leaking gas is worse.
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