Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Don't Stand Under The Cannonball Tree

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It is the case with a number of plants that they are given popular names which reflect how they look or what they do. So it is with the Cannonball Tree whose fruit is so large that they look like cannonballs. Not only that, when they fall to the ground a large noise is created similar to... you guessed it.

(thanks Robert-John)

1 comment(s):

Ted Stern said...

Live long and prosper by avoiding falling Jackfruit:


In Rio de Janeiro, people avoid parking their cars under these trees, which are quite common in the more wooded outskirts of the city. A 50 pound fruit falling about 80 ft (20 kg, 25m) can cause a lot of damage!