Fact Check: Viral Video Showing Coconut with Blood in it is not real

Fact Check: Viral Video Showing Coconut with Blood in it is not real

A video went viral showing a man explaining that the contents of a coconut he cut open were blood instead of the normal coconut water everybody knows.

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In the video sighted by YEN.com.gh on Instagram, the man believed to be a resident of Teshie-Nungua, a suburb of Accra, was seen standing inside a house close to a coconut tree explaining what exactly he saw.

The man then claimed that he had witnessed something bizarre and wanted to share it on social media for all to see.

Video showing bloody coconut water is not real
Photo of coconut with 'blood-like' content. Source: Instagram/@calvinisworldwide
Source: Instagram

He was captured in the video saying an amazing coconut tree in the world has been spotted at Teshie in Accra with the content in the coconut being real blood.

According to him, he had never seen such a thing in his life before.

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The video which has recorded a lot of views and shares across various social media platforms happens to be false.

According to Emmanuel Afful, creator of the video with the Tiktok user name Flybebe1981, no such thing existed.

He confessed to creating it as content for his social media platforms when fact-checking website Dubawa Ghana contacted him

“It is not real. I created it... Seriously, it is not real, I created it. If I give you the details, you will be tempted to do that…I can give you how I did the blood but apart from that, the details of how I managed to put in the blood, I can’t,” Afful said.

When YEN.com.gh checked out his TikTok handle to see what kind of content he put up there, YEN.com.gh sighted several other interesting and unreal content.

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According to DubawaGhana's report, he does not tag his contents as fictional.

YEN.com.gh has however come to a conclusion that per his testament to DubawaGhana and a look at the incredible content he puts out on social media, the bloody coconut video is fake and just a show of creativity on the part of the content creator.

Speaking about once-in-a-lifetime occurrences, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that multiple award-winning Ghanaian dancehall star, Charles Nii Armah Mensah famed as Shatta Wale is smiling all the way to the bank after breaking Betway's money box.

In a number of posts sighted by YEN.com.gh on the verified social media handles of Shatta Wale and Betway, it was reported that the dancehall artiste had won GHC168,593.17 from betting.

The winning bet slips the Taking Over hitmaker posted showed that he placed his bet on just 2 slips which together won him the whopping amount.

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Both winning betting slips showed that Shatta Wale placed a wager on 19 separate teams staking GHC2,000 and GHC1,500 on the different slips.

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