At msnbc via Painted Ocean.
Researchers in Texas are making car parts out of coconuts.It reminds me of a "Get a Life" episode when Chris accidentally gained genius super-powers and suddenly knew how to "make a radio from a coconut just like the Professor on Gilligan's Island." Gus's reply was, "Hey! Maybe you can make an 8-track deck out of a watermelon for my truck!"
A team at Baylor University has made trunk liners, floorboards and car-door interior covers using fibers from the outer husks of coconuts, replacing the synthetic polyester fibers typically used in composite materials.