Okay, so the Commonwealth Games held in New Delhi didn't go so well. Not to worry. When Obama visits India on Friday, all will be made right. Local officials don't want any screwups this time, so to make sure the appropriate areas are secure, they are removing coconuts from nearby trees. Why? They're worried, reports the BBC, that a coconut might fall on the president's head, killing him. "Every year in India," observes the reporter Prachi Pinglay, "people are injured or even killed by falling coconuts."

Fair enough. Somehow, though, the whole thing still sounds rather Looney Tunes-esque. Consider, for example, this other amusingly earnest planner: