FATAL COCONUT TIED TO PET MONKEY Kulala Lumber, Malaysia - a farmer was killed by a coconut apparently thrown by his pet monkey, a newspaper reported yesterday. Mat Hussin Sulaiman, 76, was waiting below a tree Tuesday to collect the coconuts that his monkey was trained to pluck when one hit him in the neck, breaking it, the New Straits Times quoted police as saying. Trained monkeys are widely used in Malaysia to climb coconut trees to pluck the fruit. They usually drop, rather than throw, the coconuts they pick.(AP)

(ADDED NOTE: Monkeys have been used for various tasks including harvesting tea; hence the name "monkey tea."JL)