Durian fruit stink prompts university evacuation

Durian is popular in Southeast Asia, but its smell also puts a lot of people off.

(CNN)The run-up to exams is a stressful period for university students everywhere, and now unfortunate scholars in Australia have had their preparations disrupted by an unlikely culprit: the durian fruit.

Staff at the University of Canberra library were forced to evacuate the building due to a suspected gas leak, but a search revealed the stench was in fact caused by the fruit.
"We've been evacuated! Will post an update when students can re-enter the building," wrote the library in a Facebook post, which was later edited to reveal the source of the smell.
"Fortunately the suspected gas leak turned out to be a part of a durian -- the offending fruit has now been removed."