May 13, 2006
The Training School for MacaquesHere's an Indonesian school that teaches macaque monkeys to climb palm trees and pluck coconuts.
May 19, 2005
De-Husking Coconuts The Hard Way: With Your Teeth"A BAHRAIN resident hopes to enter the world record books this week by becoming the fastest man to de-husk a coconut with his teeth," so begins an article in Bahrain's Gulf Daily News about "Rajesh Prabhu, 26, from India," who "also plans to set the first world record for de-husking a coconut with his fingers and feet."
May 16, 2004
Indian Movie Star's Beauty Secrets: It's All in the CoconutFrom Sify Movies comes this article about how a Bollywood movie star in India relies on coconut paste and coconut water to keep her beauty (now I've heard everything):
What happens when 'Bijli' meets 'pani'? Well, you get a shock. With Czech-born supermodel Yana Gupta soaking up coconut water, audiences are certainly in for an electrifying experience.
February 07, 2004
Ben Tre Vietnamese Coconut Industry Continues ExpansionThe Vietnam Economy website reports that the Ben Tre province on the Mekong River delta is now exporting coconuts to 42 countries around the world.
Main importers of Ben Tre province's speciality are China, Taiwan, the Republic of Korea, Japan, India, Sri Lanka, Europe, the US and Canada.
December 28, 2003
From Suntans to SantansA story about locals who make a living growing coconuts and selling them to tourists at a resort in Spiadan-Mabul.
Ben Tre, Then and NowBen Tre province in Viet Nam was heavily hit in the war back in the 60s and 70s. A U.S. Major once made the infamous statement, "It became necessary to destroy the town to save it," about a town in Ben Tre.
Now, Ben tre is Viet Nam's largest coconut-growing province.
Here's a recent article about Ben Tre and its coconut industry from VNANET.VN.
July 29, 2003
Bomb squad called for CoconutFrom the Sydney Morning Herald:
July 22 2003 --- A bundle containing a coconut and two lemons triggered panic in a temple in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, bringing the bomb disposal squad rushing to the world heritage monument.
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