On June 24, local time, a post office in Schweinfurt, Bavaria, Germany, was evacuated after receiving a “smelly package”, which police found after they opened it and found four durians, according to media reports. Post office staff reported suspicious smells of the package, many people smelled the symptoms of nausea, 12 of whom were treated for nausea, six of whom went to hospital with vomiting. Six ambulances, five ambulances and two fire engines were then dispatched and 60 people were evacuated from the building.
But after the opening is a surprise, the original “skunk package” inside only 4 durian. Durian’s recipient was a local resident, and despite the panic, it was eventually delivered to him.
The local police department said the emergency evacuation was due to “initial lying out whether the suspicious package posed a greater risk.” And in many countries, durians are banned from eating in hotel rooms and on public transport.
Previous studies have shown that the odor of durianis is mainly caused by the odorous ethylene alcohol and its derivatives, and that thianine may be the precursor to this odorous substance. As the fruit matures, the plant-specific enzyme releases a odor from ethylene thionine.