10 Amazing Coconut Facts
1. World Coconut day
The World Coconut day on the 2nd of September, was established in 2009 to celebrate the benefits of the Coconut. The day highlights the importance and usage of Coconuts. Don’t forget to celebrate that day!
2. A Coconut can travel long distances
A Coconut can travel up to 100 days on the ocean’s tide and still germinate. Because of their water-resistance, coconuts are able to stay afloat over the ocean. That’s why they can be found all over the Pacific, the Indian Ocean regions, and Africa.
3. The Coconut flag
The flag of the Indonesian Scouting Organization, uses the symbol of a coconut tree. It symbolizes the philosophy of a true Scout, who must make him/her self useful in all aspects of life like the Coconut tree is for Indonesian people every day.
4. Coconut Oil for dogs!
Coconut oil has the same benefits for dogs as it has for humans! It improves any dog's skin, coat, and digestion, and can reduce allergic reactions.
5. Coconut water can be a substitute for blood plasma.
Coconut water can be a substitute for blood plasma. The high level of sugar and other salts make it possible to add the water to the bloodstream. Coconut water was known to be used during World War II in tropical areas for emergency transfusions.
6. Look Out!
Falling coconuts kill 150 people every year – 10 times the number of people killed by sharks.
7. Portuguese named the Coconuts
The sailors aboard Portugal’s ships gave the coconut its name. They called it “Coco”, because it reminded them of an ugly face, with rough hair. When the “coco” came to England, the suffix of nut was added and that’s how the name came about.
8. "Hawaian" Coconut Bra
The coconut bra, is actually not native to Hawaii but a western idea.
9. Coconut trees are huge!
The coconut tree can grow up to 82 feet (25 meters) high. Coconut trees can flower up to 13 times a year, producing a harvest of as many as 65-75 fruits per year.
10. Coconuts are everywhere
In 2016 there were over 60 million tons of coconuts produced worldwide. The largest producers of coconuts are Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines and India.