Thursday, March 25, 2010

Opening a coconut

(PICTURE: After twenty minute of hacking...)

Have you ever tried to open a coconut? If not, give it a shot. I think this is a new work-out craze waiting to happen. This past weekend, using a machete, I opened my first coconut. It took me about twenty minutes to crack the coconut open and my forearm is still throbbing. I probably could have opened the coconut much quicker but I didn't want to lose the milk inside. To do it right you've got to slice bits off from the top until you get down to the center section of the coconut. When you finally crack the coconut it lets out a small "BOOM" sound as it releases pressure.

Having done this, I've developed a whole new appreciation for Tom Hank's character in Castaway.
(PICTURE: My teacher...)