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post #4 of Old 07-09-2007
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Has anyone heard anything about what happens when coconut water goes rancid inside a coconut?

My Opa (grandfather) was in the Dutch navy during the Dutch "colonization" of Indonesia (this is a thread on coconuts, not politics, so spare me your barbs). I vaguely remember him telling me something about Dutch sailors drinking rancid coconut water because it got them intoxicated - and was mildly hallucinogenic. Is there any truth to this (would love to know for sure because I've been spreading this factoid/fallacy for the last 20 years)?...
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