How many times have you wished you had a specially designed holder to transport your bananas?
Ave a Banana. Bananas are wonderful fruit in many ways: they’re delicious, low in calories, high in potassium, vitamin B6 and magnesium, and can help lower cholesterol. They come in convenient bunches, and, perhaps most obvious, each banana has its own protective thick skin.
However, someone has decided that the world is crying out for more effective banana protection. Apparently, banana skins aren’t enough on their own and an extra layer of protection is needed to avoid bruising.
A patent was granted for the ‘Banana Protective Device’ in 2003. It’s a hinged, lockable case, shaped (as you’d expect) like a banana, and comes complete with interior cushioning. The inventor’s instructions carefully explain how to use it: In use, the user opens the container and places a banana inside thereof and closes the container to allow the user to carry the banana in a safe manner.
The next time you’re transporting a banana, you might want to consider spending around £5 on a banana suitcase, which are available to buy in five different colours.
There will, of course, be rogue bananas that don’t fit inside the suitcase, so you’d better make sure that yours is a conventionally shaped banana before you buy. On the other hand, you might not want to bother.
The next time you reach for a bunch of bananas, watch out for spiders. The Brazilian wandering spider, or banana spider, is one of the most deadly spiders in the world. It’s been known to lurk in bunches of bananas and bite unsuspecting harvesters.
Fool your school Mends with a ready-sliced banana! Take your banana out of your bag at lunchtime, before you open it, tell your friends at your School have bought a bunch of the best bananas around. Tell them the bananas were very expensive because they are the first in a new variety of ready-sliced bananas (they won’t believe you). When they challenge you
to show them, Peel the banana to reveal your revolution in fruit science!
WHAT TO DO
All you need for thick is a banana and a pin.
1. Holding the banana at one end, stick the pin
in the ‘seam’ of the banana.
2. Once the pin is almost all the way in (don’t push it all the way
through, and keep your fingers well out of the way just in case), wiggle it left and right. This will slice through the banana.
3. Repeat this at several points along the ‘seam’ of the banana.
Now the banana will be in slices when you open it!
WARNING: You should prepare your banana only a short time before performing this trick, otherwise the banana will start to go brown.