News, Notes, and Dispatches From Wherever Coconuts Grow

January 05, 2006

Eat Coconut, Get Burned?

This article* claims that the ancient Fiji tradition of firewalking has a particularly strict admonition about coconuts:

The skill of firewalking is largely practised by Sawau tribesmen living on the southern side of the island. When the time comes for the walk to take place, those chosen to participate must segregate themselves from all females, having absolutely no contact with them for two weeks and they must refrain from eating any coconut; failure to do so may result in the participant sustaining serious burns during the walk, the legends say.

Who knew, coconuts protect you from burns!

Posted by brian at January 5, 2006 02:21 PM