Durian, known as the king of fruits, is eaten all over Southeast Asia.
But it’s also banned from many public spaces due to its powerful odor.
Both your genetics and your experience might influence how you react to this thorny delicacy.
In this week’s Reactions video, the chemistry behind the smell of durian is explained, and features fellow YouTubers from PBS Digital Studios reacting to this stinky delicacy as they try it for the first time.
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