Durion putoamisen vaaroista

Durio. Kuva: W.A. Djatmiko / Wikimedia Commons

As a tree ripens the fruit falls daily and almost hourly, and accidents not unfrequently happen to persons walking or working under them. When a Durian strikes a man in its fall it produces a fearful wound, the strong spines tearing open the flesh, while the blow itself is very heavy; but from this very circumstance death rarely ensues, the copious effusion of blood preventing the inflammation which might otherwise take place.

Että sellainen lohtu tässäkin asiassa; ei ole maailma läpeensä paha paikka alkuunkaan!

(Sitaatti on Alfred Wallacelta. Durio Wikipediassa.)