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What is the largest seed in the world?

At weddings, why can't the groom see the bride before the ceremony?

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1) Some type of Coconut, but I can't remember the exact name.

2) Considered unlucky

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I seem to remember a story about a bride who was required to wear a veil because the father wanted to marry off the other daughter first... I wonder if it comes from that?

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According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest seed in the world is that of the giant fan palm Locoicea maldivica, commonly known as the double coconut or coco de mer. It can weigh up to 44 lbs. and may take 10 years to develop.

When marriages were arranged by family members, the newlyweds very rarely were allowed to see one another. Family members exchanging a dowry were afraid that if the Groom didn't like the appearance of the Bride's face, he might refuse to marry her. This is why the Father of the Bride "gave the Bride away" to the Groom at the actual wedding ceremony. Only after lifting her veil just prior to the ceremony did the Groom see the Bride's face for the first time! Early Greek and Roman Brides wore red or yellow veils to represent fire, and to ward off demons.

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