Roaming around Singapore, you'll see signs warning you not to take durian on public transport or in certain buildings. So you may be surprised to learn that durian isn't a weapon or anything dangerous - it's a fruit.
Of course it's not just any fruit - but one with a very acquired taste & a very distinct smell. Described as overpowering, offensive, strong, vomit-esque & so on.
I wasn't going to try the fruit but my travel companion did. I could feel heat eminating from the dish and agree - vomit is a pretty good description of the smell.
My friend didn't make too much of a dent, said it didn't taste very good & then regretted it for a couple hours later (warning: don't have a beer afterwards!). If you're an adventurous foodie, give it a try. Otherwise, probably not.