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Ten Uncommon Facts About The Coconut



October 8th, 2013 by in Science with 664 Views

I always thought the coconut is one of the most boring and lazy types of vegetation. They just sit high up in their tree baking in the sun all day. However, now I know better! They are very useful because of what they bring to the table.
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Coconut oil basically made out of coconut and its oil is the liquid that comes out when the fruit is squeezed. In relation to this, this specific oil is considered to be one of the cleanest oils among all oils and it contains various natural extracts that help maintain a healthy body, a healthy skin.

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Coconut water is a workable short-term substitute for human blood plasma and was positively tested as emergency intravenous fluid as far back as the ’50s. There’s been at least one documented case where a coconut IV was used in the Solomon Islands to treat a severely dehydrated patient.

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Gas mask manufacturers in US developed the use of steam-activated coconut char—obtained by burning coconut husks—as an important component in gas mask production. They found that masks using coconut carbon were superior at filtering noxious substances.

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In tropical countries, such as Sumatra, farmers trained monkeys to collect their harvest coconuts. Most farmers manage animal with a long leash, but some monkeys are so well trained that voice commands are listening host. These monkeys are in great demand and bring good returns to its owner.

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Coconut consist of lot of nutrients, it is also an excellent building material. This convinced former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos when he built Coconut Palace.
Wanting to impress the Pope John Paul II during his visit to the Philippines, Marcos ordered the construction of a luxury mansion, which cost in the amount of 37 million pesos ($ 10 million). Seventy per cent of the two-storey building is built of coconut lumber. Various other components and coconut tree fruit is also included in the elements and architecture.

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Talented artists can create beauty from the fact that at first glance does not apply in the arts. Coco was no exception. It has been used as a material for sculpture, as in the original form or as complex associated with an unusual processing of coconut.

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Coconuts are a good “fuel” for the body, but did you know that it is a clean fuel for cars? Biodiesel, which is a great alternative to existing fuels that are harmful to the environment, can be extracted from coconuts in significant quantities. Thus, coco substance can perform several functions can serve as a base material, additives or a direct substitute for diesel.

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There are more than 1,300 species of coconut, and they can be divided into two main groups about their genetic origins: growing on the coast of the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean. After studying the genetic origin of coconuts, an evolutionary biologist Kenneth Olsen and his team were able to trace the main trade routes and migration routes of ancient human civilizations.

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In Philippines, from the color of unopened coconut make an alcoholic drink called Lambanog. This drink is made of organic components and does not contain chemical substances. It is traditionally manufactured in home, the conditions, but lately Lambanog began to produce in factories.

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Now you can see that the coconut fruit is quite popular. It became an object of inspiration for many pieces of music. “Coconut” by Harry Nilsson, quirky and charming song, which appeared in the early ’70s and quickly became a hit. After the appearance of the air, the song has been repeatedly track for films and video games.

  • Geofrey Bett

    Wow coconut is capable of all these?I didn’t know until i read this article.
    In fact to be honest, I hate coconuts but after reading this, I will have to reconsider my attitude.

  • MD Golam Rabbani

    I personal use coconut oil for my hair. I knew coconut water is alternatives of Saline. But just know it’s also alternatives of blood and fuel! Interesting6 is really brought all interesting articles.

  • GrammarMan

    “some monkeys are so well trained that voice commands are listening host.”
    What does this MEAN?

  • GrammarMan

    “In Philippines, from the color of unopened coconut make an alcoholic drink called Lambanog.”
    HUH?
    “It is traditionally manufactured in home, the conditions, but lately Lambanog began to produce in factories.”
    HUH HUH??
    Perhaps the editors can lash out and hire someone who can write English?

  • GrammarMan

    “Talented artists can create beauty from the fact that at first glance does not apply in the arts.”

    WHAT?

    “It has been used as a material for sculpture, as in the original form or as complex associated with an unusual processing of coconut.”

    HAS THE AUTHOR USED GOOGLE TRANSLATE FOR THIS?

    “After the appearance of the air, the song has been repeatedly track for films and video games.”

    I GIVE UP… NOW I WISH THE AUTHOR WOULD TOO.

  • liz soliven

    Im from the philippines and by reading this article I have just known about the coconut palace. stupid me. Yeah Coconut are made liquors in the philippines and it will really knock u down! that’s how strong it is lol