According to Tim: 01/01/2006 - 02/01/2006

Thursday, January 26, 2006

The Problem of Tropical Fruit
I keep making jokes about living on Gilligan's Island. But just like the castaways, I am subjected to some of the same dangers, namely falling coconuts. It's a fact that falling coconuts kill more people a year than sharks do (so much for their man-eater persona; we really do need to protect these creatures from needless killing because of human ignorance. But that is for another blog). As I walk to campus I pass under several coconut trees. These trees occasionally drop their coconuts and the rare iguana. We also have bananas here, which are just as dangerous. But this woman wasn't even on the island and she fell victim to the killer banana. It fell on her and killed her. The banana didn't split, but she did.