Can pearls really form inside coconuts?
As with many palms, coconut palms are multipurpose plants. Their leaves are woven, matted, twisted or plaited to make clothing, mats, baskets and roofing; their fruits provide food, drink, oil, medicine, containers, fibre for ropes and mats; and their wood helps build houses and boats.
The coconut palm is also known as the tree which grants all wishes. The nuts are an essential part of Hindu religious ceremonies such as weddings. They symbolise complete usefulness, selfless service, prosperity and generosity. Coconuts feature in many South Asian mythological stories and legends.
Strange but true
coconut shells are used to make gas masks.