Battery acid?? Is that spot a joke, as it is not mentioned in the article?

Answer

Yes, it was meant to be funny. Battery acid is very corrosive and would actually cause a really bad surfer smell and cause a lot of surface damage. It is uncommon to see batteries leak fluid, usually fumes out the vents of the battery, this is what causes the fuzzy corrosion on the battery terminals.

Updated on March 15, 2018

Original Article:

My Car Is Leaking Fluid: Six Liquids That May Drip From a Car
By Eddie Carrara
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