Coconut crab (Birgus Latro) is a species of terrestrial hermit crab and is the largest land-living arthropod in the world.

The species is popularly associated with the coconut palm, though the species do consume coconut, it is not a significant part of its diet.

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Kara is one of Togo’s five regions.

Kara is the regional capital.

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1989, the year Kara was introduced to the world

first aseptic UHT Coconut Cream in ambient shelf stable packaging.

>5,000,000 pieces

of coconuts are processed daily in Kara factories.

The word “coconut” derives from the Spanish word

“coco”, meaning “head”, “skull” or “face” (that of a monkey) owing to the three notches (eyes) on its hairy shell.

Coconut produces both the female and male flowers on the same inflorescence; thus, it is monoecious.

Other sources use the term polygamomonoecious.

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In the classical language of India, Sanskrit, coconuts are called “kalpa vriksha”

which means “tree which gives all that is necessary for living”.

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Technically the coconut fruit is a drupe not a nut.

Typical drupes include peaches, plums, and cherries.

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A song titled, “Coconut”, released in 1971 by musician, Harry Nilsson

made it to the Billboard Hot 100 list.

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According to a report in 1984,

2.5 percent of injuries treated at a hospital in New Guinea were caused by falling coconuts.

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"Coconut kills mourner at cemetery".

New Straits Times. 19 November 1991.

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During World War II, coconut water was reportedly given to people when regular IV saline solution was in short supply.

And one real case study of coconut water had been used successfully on a man as short-term emergency intravenous fluids in the Solomon Islands when nothing else was available.

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Scientific studies have shown that coconut oil has anti-microbial and anti-viral properties and is now even being used in treating AIDS patients.

Studies conducted in the Philippines showed that coconut oil does reduce the viral load in AIDS patients.

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Gas mask manufacturers in the 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.

From the tips of coconut tree’s leaves down to its roots are sources of useful raw materials for production purposes of thousands of kinds

foods, beverages, oil, thatching fiber, utensils and ornaments, desserts, musical instruments and for the making of children’s toys.