Watch out for Falling Coconuts — with GPS

May 27, 2014  - By 0 Comments

coconut-treePort Douglas, Queensland, Australia, is looking to reduce any potential deaths from falling coconuts, reports ABC News.

The Douglas shire council is mapping the GPS locations of its coconut trees, to reduce the danger. Mayor Julia Leu says more than 4,000 mature coconut palms have been identified in Port Douglas.

“All local governments that have coconut palms in their area do have a de-nutting program. However the de-nutting process is very costly,” Leu said. “What we want to do is look at this in a far more innovative way.”

On average, 150 people die annually around the world from falling coconuts.

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