10 Things You Don't Know About Coconuts

10 Things You Don't Know About Coconuts

Coconut seems to be everywhere today, from the various coconut oils available at grocery stores to our favorite chocolate-coconut candies to pouches of coconut water sold in vending machines. While it seems to be everywhere, you'll be surprised at how much you still don't know about the tropical fruit.

Would you believe that coconut water can perform life-saving miracles at hospitals and that the fruit hit radio airwaves in the 1970s? From an over-the-top coconut palace to a suit of armor made from its fibers, discover unusual ways coconuts have been used outside of the kitchen.

Check out the video playlist above for 10 weird and surprising facts about coconuts.

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