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  •  Durians were popular in Singapore (3+ / 0-)
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    gmb, environmentalist, lgmcp

    I lived there in the days when Singapore was still a British Crown Colony.  Durians, as my mother described it, taste like "creamed rotten onions."  And gods, when piled up in a truck and transported through the city, do they ever stink!

    In addition, they seem to have a sharp, spiky exterior.  A young girl was selling fruit in the marketplace at a stall.  Behind her was a great pile of durians.  One of them fell down on top of her and  pierced her jugular vein, causing her to bleed to death.  This was in the early 1950s.

    Yes, durians have their admirers--as for me, I think I'll pass.  

    But I did and do like rambutans, starfruit, papayas, and pommelos!

    Yes, I'm het, but I'm NOT a Mad Hetter!

    by Diana in NoVa on Wed Jun 30, 2010 at 05:14:02 PM PDT

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