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  • Exploding coconut 'sent fear' through crematorium staff

    02/03/2018 8:03:35 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 29 replies
    BBC ^ | 2 February 2018 | 2 February 2018
    A coconut that was placed inside a coffin "sent fear" through staff at a crematorium when it exploded. Bolton Council has urged mourners to abide by crematorium rules and not "slip" items into coffins. Donna Ball, Assistant Director of Community Services, said a "hell of an explosion can sometimes occur". Other items of concern include mobile phones, TV remotes, e-cigarettes and bottles of alcohol. Ms Ball told the BBC: "We are asking people to be considerate regarding the items they place into coffins before the cremation process. "We have seen a rise in things like e-cigarettes, bottles of whisky and...
  • Berlin police seize cannon made for launching coconuts

    03/18/2017 11:33:32 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 46 replies
    upi ^ | March 16, 2017 | Ben Hooper
    Berlin police announced they seized an artist's homemade cannon after a coconut launched by the device narrowly missed hitting a dog walker. Police said in a Facebook post that a man taking a dog for a walk March 1 in an industrial area of the German capital heard a loud bang followed by the sight of a large projectile whizzing past him at a high speed. Investigators determined the projectile was a coconut that had been launched from a cannon created by a 23-year-old artist. Police shared photos of the device in the Facebook post. The artist, Julian Charriere, said...
  • Presenting the Stupidest liberal Hate Mail EVER!!

    09/12/2016 6:51:21 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 7 replies
    CLICK HERE TO SEE THE AWESOME YT VIDEO ABOUT THE STUPIDEST HATE MAIL EVER! So as you may remember we got quite a bit of hateful mail and comments last month by All the liberal idiots who hate Donald Trump and hate America. These were from either email or Youtube. The vast majority of my commenters and email is positive. After all if liberals are so pissed off I must be doing a good job! Its when you hit your target when you take flak. Not surprisingly I got this ditty from from a liberal who says he's from...
  • The Sinister, Secret History Of A Food That Everybody Loves [the Curse of the Potato]

    05/23/2016 4:55:48 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 75 replies
    Washington Post 'blogs ^ | April 25, 2016 | Jeff Guo
    "The Spaniards were much impressed with the productivity of manioc in Arawak agriculture in the Greater Antilles," historian Jonathan Sauer recounts in his history of crop plants. "[A Spanish historian] calculated that 20 persons working 6 hours a day for a month could plant enough yuca to provide cassava bread for a village of 300 persons for 2 years." By all accounts, the Taíno were prosperous -- "a well-nourished population of over a million people," according to Sauer. And yet... lacked the monumental architecture of the Maya or the mathematical knowledge of the Aztec. And most importantly, they were not organized in...
  • Death By Coconut: A Story Of Food Obsession Gone Too Far

    12/03/2015 2:55:41 PM PST · by Theoria · 36 replies
    NPR ^ | 03 Dec 2015 | Nina Martyris
    The coconut has developed a bit of a faddish following in the West. Today, devotees add coconut oil to coffee, dab it on acne and, following Gwyneth Paltrow's example, swirl it around in their mouths to fight tooth decay. Starbucks has launched a coconut-milk latte. And the coconut-water business has surged to $400 million, with a little help from Madonna and Rihanna. No one would be more delighted at the coconut's rising star than August Engelhardt, a sun-worshipping German nudist and history's most radical cocovore. From 1902 to 1919, Engelhardt lived on a beautiful South Pacific island, eating nothing but...
  • Deep history of coconuts decoded (Colonization of the Americas?)

    06/24/2011 2:06:33 PM PDT · by decimon · 39 replies
    Washington University in St. Louis ^ | June 24, 2011 | Diana Lutz
    Written in coconut DNA are two origins of cultivation, several ancient trade routes, and the history of the colonization of the AmericasThe coconut (the fruit of the palm Cocos nucifera) is the Swiss Army knife of the plant kingdom; in one neat package it provides a high-calorie food, potable water, fiber that can be spun into rope, and a hard shell that can be turned into charcoal. What’s more, until it is needed for some other purpose it serves as a handy flotation device. No wonder people from ancient Austronesians to Captain Bligh pitched a few coconuts aboard before setting...
  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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.