Dangerous Cannonball Tree

Posted on 06 January 2011 oddy88

South America has to be the region with the weirdest kind of trees. I mean just take a look at this crazy colored eucalyptus tree or this infected grape tree, both found in Brazil. Now they have discovered the Cannonball Tree with a lot of fruit that look like a cannonball, hence the name. They can remind of coconuts because they fall unpredictable from the tree and crack open.

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This tree can have up to 300 fruits that can be 24 cm in diameter so I don’t think you want to get one of those on your head. It can be so dangerous that the trees have signs saying: “Watch out for falling cannonballs.” They do not only grow in South America; recently they have been found in India, and they are also planted in botanical gardens around the world.

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