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(NPR)   Hey, the world needs coconut pickers   (npr.org) divider line
    More: Interesting, Coconut, Shyla Joseph, coconut palms, India's southern states, 37-year-old housewife, fourth day, local language, professional climbers  
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609 clicks; posted to Food » on 27 Dec 2018 at 11:20 AM (28 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2018-12-27 09:56:11 AM  
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2018-12-27 11:24:39 AM  
Surprised that they don't have a machine vibrating the trunk to cause the ripe coconuts to fall.
 
2018-12-27 11:53:31 AM  
Lime pickers doing fine?
 
2018-12-27 11:57:34 AM  

alechemist: Surprised that they don't have a machine vibrating the trunk to cause the ripe coconuts to fall.


They do, but it costs 44 cents to shake a tree.
 
2018-12-27 12:28:04 PM  
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2018-12-27 01:05:57 PM  
Our grandchildren might have to make up new and different crappy economics analogies
 
2018-12-27 01:19:09 PM  

alechemist: Surprised that they don't have a machine vibrating the trunk to cause the ripe coconuts to fall.


For many uses they need to be picked green
 
2018-12-27 01:41:12 PM  
Meh... 3rd word problems!
 
2018-12-27 02:51:23 PM  

alechemist: Surprised that they don't have a machine vibrating the trunk to cause the ripe coconuts to fall.


Coconuts are too strong for this and getting a heavy expensive vehicle into the farms may be too heavy or cost effective.
The previous technology used to climb was a circle of cloth or rope around their ankles.
You should see Kerala it is a forest of coconut palms for hundreds of miles.
More people die in Kerala from falling coconuts than people die worldwide from sharks.
True fact not a trump fact!
Kerala also has a higher literacy rate than the USA
 
2018-12-27 04:06:07 PM  
chimps can do it.
 
2018-12-27 04:12:58 PM  
There is no demand for coconut inspectors because the market is saturated.
 
2018-12-27 05:00:25 PM  

gopher321: Lime pickers doing fine?


Call the doctor, wake 'im up.
 
2018-12-27 07:12:51 PM  
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