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  • Dementia Reversal with Coconut oil - in an 85yr old at 35 days

    04/26/2014 9:12:36 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 226 replies
    YouTube ^ | 16JAN2013 | Steve Trueblue
    Surprise benefits of humble coconut oil - Reversing Dementia.
  • Man bites off brother-in-law's finger, police say

    11/16/2012 9:05:16 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | November 16, 2012 | Ed Komenda
    It appears Jean Saintilus bit off more than he could chew. After chanting and smashing a coconut in the middle of a dead-end road, police say, the 27-year-old man opened his hand and showed baffled officers his brother-in-law's severed pinky finger.
  • Courthouse Partially Evacuated for Coconut

    03/07/2012 10:01:31 AM PST · by RetroSexual · 29 replies
    The Frederick News Post ^ | 3/7/2012 | Staff Reports
    A coconut lying next to a column near the Frederick County courthouse caused police and fire personnel to evacuate the outside area and one inside office for about 20 minutes today. A courthouse deputy on his morning perimeter check spotted the coconut about 7:55 a.m. It looked like it had been sliced down the center and put back together, according to a Frederick County Sheriff’s Office press release. The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s bomb squad was called in to assist members of the sheriff’s office, the Frederick Police Department and the Frederick County Fire and Rescue Services in determining whether...
  • Coconuts removed from trees in preparation for Barack Obama's India trip(loose coconut?)

    11/04/2010 8:34:42 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 11/04/10
    Coconuts removed from trees in preparation for Barack Obama's India trip India is preparing for Barack Obama's first visit to the country by removing coconuts from palm trees in Mumbai to protect the US president. Published: 7:00AM GMT 04 Nov 2010 Mr Obama will arrive in India on Saturday for the first leg of an Asian tour. But as well as the usual security measures that come with welcoming a a visiting dignitary, Indian authorities have decided to go one step further, by removing all natural threats to the president as well. All coconuts around the city's Gandhi museum, one...
  • Add coconut, cut fat

    08/09/2010 10:52:26 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 90 replies
    The Times of India ^ | 9 August, 2010. | The Times of India
    A diet rich in coconut oil keeps fat away and also protects against insulin resistance, a new study shows. The study also helps explain how people who incorporate medium chain fatty acids found in coconut oil into their diets can lose body fat. Obesity and insulin resistance are major factors leading to the development of Type 2 diabetes. Insulin resistance is an impaired ability of cells to respond to insulin. Nigel Turner and Jiming Ye from Sydney's Garvan Institute of Medical Research compared fat metabolism and insulin resistance in mice fed coconut oil and lard based diets. "The medium chain...
  • Aussie scientists find coconut-carrying octopus (first evidence of tool use in an invertebrate?)

    12/15/2009 9:07:43 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 47 replies · 2,453+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/15/09 | Kristen Gelineau - ap
    SYDNEY – Australian scientists have discovered an octopus in Indonesia that collects coconut shells for shelter — unusually sophisticated behavior that the researchers believe is the first evidence of tool use in an invertebrate animal. The scientists filmed the veined octopus, Amphioctopus marginatus, selecting halved coconut shells from the sea floor, emptying them out, carrying them under their bodies up to 65 feet (20 meters), and assembling two shells together to make a spherical hiding spot. Julian Finn and Mark Norman of Museum Victoria in Melbourne observed the odd activity in four of the creatures during a series of dive...
  • Clinton Hedges on Convention Question

    05/03/2008 9:47:26 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 7 replies · 93+ views
    abcnews.com ^ | 05/03/08 | Eloise Harper
    Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., had a very casual conversation with women in North Carolina, Saturday morning, that offered little news value –- but was insightful to a more personal side to Clinton. One question Clinton was asked raised eyebrows. When asked if she would go all the way to the convention -– she said, “Well, I plan on going through the next contests -– West Virginia, Kentucky and others.” Clinton has previously said she plans to go all the way to the convention if Michigan and Florida are not settled. This may indicate a possible shift in thinking about how...
  • Rare Coconut Tree On Sale For $1M

    04/30/2008 8:53:29 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 882+ views
    BBC ^ | 5-1-2008 | John James
    Rare coconut tree on sale for $1m By John James BBC News Abidjan No buyers have come forward for the tree Scientists in Ivory Coast are trying to sell a rare multi-headed coconut tree for a million dollars. They have yet to find a buyer. Most coconut palms have a single trunk and head - this one has three heads. "It is a rare botanical curiosity", says Dr Roland Bourdeix, who works with the Marc Delorme coconut research station outside Abidjan. "We have 150,000 palm trees in this research plantation and there is only one which has three heads like...
  • Photograph of Headquarters

    08/29/2007 1:37:54 PM PDT · by NapkinUser · 130 replies · 3,107+ views
    Ron Paul 2008 ^ | August 29, 2007 | Ron Paul
    Here is a photograph of the Ron Paul 2008 national office in Arlington, Virginia. We have the entire second floor; about 3,000 square feet. The photograph was taken around 6:00 o'clock this morning.
  • Bomb Blasts Hit India (Man with freaking enormous head guards temple)

    03/08/2006 12:03:03 PM PST · by dead · 128 replies · 3,853+ views
    Indian policeman stand gaurd outside of the Durgiana Temple in Amritsar. Indian police shot dead an Islamic militant suspected of links to a triple bombing that killed 23 people in Hinduism's holy city of Varanasi and sparked a nationwide alert.(AFP/Marinder Nanu)
  • Cars may now run on pure coconut oil

    10/07/2005 6:46:57 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 84 replies · 2,853+ views
    Rediff ^ | October 07, 2005 1825 hrs IST | Rediff
    It might sound nuts, but two engineering students in New Zealand claim that coconut oil can be used as an alternative to diesel, providing a possible answer to rising fuel cost woes. Samoan Dominic Schwalger and Penaia Rogoiumari from Fiji, both students at Auckland University in northern New Zealand, demonstrated on Friday how a diesel engine can run on a blend of diesel and coconut oil, or on pure coconut oil alone. "What we have shown is that without any modification to either the pure oil or the engine you can use it as an alternative fuel,'' they said in...
  • 'Holy man' broke coconuts on naked woman's head

    04/20/2005 3:17:40 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 77 replies · 2,353+ views
    annanova.com ^ | 4-20-05 | annanova staff
    Police in India have arrested a 'holy man' who allegedly forced a woman to strip naked and broke coconuts on her head. Senthil Kumar, 27, promised to treat the woman, 30-year-old Selvi Dhanalakshmi, after her parents brought her to his hermitage at Velliraveli, near Erode. Kumar claimed she was possessed and offered to exorcise her of the evil spirit, reports the Deccan Chronicle newspaper. He locked himself up with the woman in a room before stripping her of her clothes and lighting camphor on her palms and breasts. The woman began yelling in pain when the holy man, chanting prayers,...
  • Fijians challenge island sale to Mel Gibson (villagers received 2,000 coconut plants for island)

    02/28/2005 7:42:11 AM PST · by dead · 14 replies · 1,203+ views
    Sunday Times (South Africa) ^ | Monday February 28, 2005 11:46 - (SA)
    SUVA - Villagers in Fiji plan to challenge the sale of an island hideaway to Hollywood star Mel Gibson, claiming their ancestors were cheated out of the land over a century ago and those who refused to leave murdered, a report said. Namalata Development Committee chairman Timoci Waqalevu alleged the villagers were defrauded when the 21 square kilometre (eight square mile) Mago Island in the Lau group was sold by chiefs in the 19th century for 2,000 coconut plants, the Fiji Times said. The island was on the market late last year for $15 million and was reportedly bought by...
  • Question for Miami FReepers; Re: Victory 2004 at Coconut Grove Convention Centern (Big-time Vanity)

    10/30/2004 7:01:27 PM PDT · by Optimus Prime · 1 replies · 225+ views
    October 30th, 2004 | Me
    Any Miami FReepers here? If so, I have a question about this Victory 2004 event at the Coconut Grove Convention Center. Namely, when does it start? I got a ticket for it, but I haven't exactly heard a lot about it, and so would like to know what time it's supposed to happen. Soooo, when does it start? And any other FReepers here going? Thanks for any and all help.
  • Feature: Remembering the Clintons' Dog

    06/14/2003 9:23:48 PM PDT · by kristinn · 18 replies · 587+ views
    UPI ^ | Thursday, June 12, 2003 | None stated
    WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- Never mind Hillary, her husband, or the book. What about the dog? Julia Gorin started worrying about Buddy, the chocolate Labrador retriever, when he was brought to the White House as a puppy late in 1997. She had heard that Bill Clinton's poll-oriented advisers feared the president would lose his "family man" image when his daughter, Chelsea, went off to college and recommended a dog as prop. A Lab, America's most popular breed, was the obvious choice. Even the color was calculated. Gorin, a dog lover who adopted a pit bull she found discarded on...
  • Buddy, R.I.P.

    06/25/2003 6:18:20 AM PDT · by Davis · 6 replies · 268+ views
    The Conning Tower ^ | June 24, 2003 | Trentino
    Everybody knows that lefties of all stripes are concerned, compassionate, tolerant, and generous. It's the right that's mean-spirited, spiteful, reactionary and extreme. Now comes Julia Gorin, author of The Buddy Chronicles to spoil this picture. Damn! Julia Gorin is a columnist and standup comic who on January 4, 2002 published an op-ed piece in the Philadelphia Inquirer in which she expressed anguish over the accidental death some days before--he was hit by a car--of Buddy, a chocolate Labrador retriever resident in the Clinton Chappaqua cottage. You can read a copy of the op-ed piece, Buddy's Dead, Is Anyone Surprised? here....
  • Buddy Never Had a Chance

    06/16/2003 4:25:39 AM PDT · by kattracks · 83 replies · 680+ views
    WASHINGTON--Never mind Hillary, her husband, or the book. What about the dog? Julia Gorin started worrying about Buddy, the chocolate Labrador retriever, when he was brought to the White House as a puppy late in 1997. She had heard that Bill Clinton's poll-oriented advisers feared the president would lose his "family man" image when his daughter, Chelsea, went off to college and recommended a dog as prop. A Lab, America's most popular breed, was the obvious choice. Even the color was calculated. Gorin, a dog lover who adopted a pit bull she found discarded on a New York subway platform,...
  • International coconut conference to be held in Riau

    09/30/2002 1:34:04 PM PDT · by vannrox · 4 replies · 290+ views
    The Jakartapost. ^ | 9-30-02 | Editorial Staff
    International coconut conference to be held in Riau PEKANBARU, Riau, (JP): The Riau district of Indragiri Hilir will host an international conference on coconuts from Oct. 22 to Oct. 24, district head Rusli Zainal said here on Monday. Rusli said the event would include coconut experts and businesspeople from numerous countries, including Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Thailand. Indragiri Hilir district is rich in coconuts, with 438,000 hectares of land having been developed into a coconut plantation. "A coconut processing company here buys some two million coconuts from local people every year," Rusli said as quoted by Antara....
  • Falling Coconuts Kill More People Than Shark Attacks

    05/24/2002 9:31:33 AM PDT · by RightWhale · 45 replies · 1,204+ views
    unisci.com ^ | 24 May 02 | NOAA staff
    Falling Coconuts Kill More People Than Shark Attacks "Falling coconuts kill 150 people worldwide each year, 15 times the number of fatalities attributable to sharks," said George Burgess, Director of the University of Florida's International Shark Attack File and a noted shark researcher. "The reality is that, on the list of potential dangers encountered in aquatic recreation, sharks are right at the bottom of the list," said Burgess who was one of three scientists participating Tuesday in a National Sea Grant College Program and NOAA Fisheries sponsored press briefing on sharks and the risks of shark attacks at the...