How To Peel A Coconut With Nothing But Your Teeth

Feb 9, 2016 By Jake Brannon

We all want to leave behind a legacy. Whether it's as someone who lived a modest life caring for their family, or as someone who changed the course of history, we will be remembered after we die. You might not have any idea what kind of legacy you'll leave behind, and that's okay. It's never too early, however, to pause, take inventory of your life and ask yourself what people will remember about you when you're gone. 

The man in this video no longer needs to ask himself these questions, for he knows exactly how he will be remembered. This man, who remains nameless, will go down in history as one of the proud few who are capable of peeling an entire coconut using nothing but their bare teeth.

Why would someone do that? It doesn't matter. What does matter is that they've spent a lot of time and energy making sure their teeth and jaws are in tip-top coconut-husk-ripping shape. And just because there are only a few of these skilled shuckers on earth doesn't mean they haven't caught the public's eye before. In fact, one man from Panama named Andres Gardin attempted to peel 500 coconuts in 6 hours to claim a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records. According to Gardin, in order to peel coconuts, "you’ve got to have jaw power. You’ve got to have teeth power. And you’ve got to have God’s power on your side." It may not be the most conventional legacy, but it's nice to know that some people will be leaving a unique, coconut-shaped mark on this earth when they die.

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