Iceland has largest banana plantation in Europe. They use geothermal energy to heat greenhouses, allowing for the production of tropical fruits like banananas. icelandmag.is/article/doe…
A cult in Papua New Guinea promised villagers that their banana harvest would increase every time they engaged in public sex. After a villager reported to the polΡ–cΠ΅ that the cult members had been using thrΠ΅ats of viΠΎlence to fΠΎrce people to have sex in public, the leader escΠ°ped abc.net.au/news/2009-09-1…
In 1982, Zimbabwe passed a law banning citizens from making jokes about the surname of the President, Canaan Banana. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
Both beer and wine can be made from bananas en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ban…
Sailors consider bananas, albatrosses, and whistling omens of bad luck. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sai…
In 1954, Ernest Hemingway survived two plane crashes in two days. He was presumed dead almost 24 hours later until he was spotted coming out of the jungle carrying bananas and a bottle of gin. time.com/3961119/birthday…
Bananas coated in mayo and rolled in crushed peanuts are a holiday tradition in Kentucky wfpl.org/bananas-peanuts-…
India is the world's largest Banana Producer (almost 30% of total global production), with most produced for local consumption. Though Cavendish (locally called as Morris) is the largest sold variant, India has a number of other banana variants regularly consumed. apeda.in/agriexchange/Mar…
A man once purchased nearly 100lbs of bananas at a Tescos so that he could make a Β£25.12 profit on them due to a promotion the grocer had going at the time theguardian.com/business/…
Most people with a latex skin allergy, may also have numerous food allergies. Including bananas, avocados, and kiwis. saswh.ca/files/SASWH%20Re…
Today I learned of Miss Baker, a squirrel monkey who was one of the first animals launched into space by the USA to return safely. After her space flight, Miss Baker set a record for longest lived squirrel monkey before dying at age 27. Her grave can often be found adorned with one or more bananas. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mis…
H. P. Lovecraft once snuck into the organ loft of the First Baptist Church in America, the church founded in Providence by Roger Williams himself in 1638, to play "Yes, We Have No Bananas" on the organ. However, he wasn't able to turn it on. hplovecraft.com/creation/…
Banana Republic started as a Safari & Adventure store youtube.com/watch?v=1GC-i…
Today I learned Bananas, Cucumbers, and Pumpkins are berries. However Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, and Cherries are not berries. mcgill.ca/oss/article/did…
Slipping on a banana peel wasn't just a gag but routinely resulted in serious injury atlasobscura.com/articles…
Bananas glow bright blue under black lights; the closer to being perfectly ripe, the brighter the banana glows. chemistryworld.com/news/r…
Human shares 60% gene with bananas breakthroughs.com/foundat…
Today I learned of a hoax from the late 60's that there was a psychoactive drug called Bananadine which was extracted from banana peels. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ban…
A risk factor for a latex allergy is a history of allergies to avocado, banana, peach, chestnut, passionfruit, raw potato, kiwi, tomato, or papaya pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1…
, The little brown spots found in the center region of the cross section of a banana are its aborted ovules. backyardnature.net/mexnat…
Artists such as Al Kooper, Joey Levine, and even Barry White all wrote and sang songs for The Banana Splits Adventure Hour. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Blue banana is a discontinuous corridor of urbanisation (industry/economy) spreading over Western and Central Europe from Northern England to Northern Italy, with a population of around 111 million en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blu…
The Finca Experimental de las Calmas grew a banana bunch containing 473 bananas in 2001, claiming the world record. guinnessworldrecords.com/…
In 1995, MCA released an alternative rock album of songs from classic cartoons such as Banana Splits, Speed Racer, Scooby-Doo, and Jetsons. Artists included Liz Phair, Collective Soul, Butthole Surfers, Sublime, Violent Femmes, and others. It was certified Gold, sold over 500k, and charted #67 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sat…
The story of artificial banana flavor being based on an extinct banana variety is not true, and fake banana flavor just doesn't tates like a banana. io9.gizmodo.com/debunking…
The thousands of monkeys in the Lopburi province of Thailand are split in two gangs: temple and city monkeys. The monkeys rely on tourists for food but due to the lack of tourism, the monkeys are starving and have taken to waging large scale 'gang wars' over as little as a single banana. nypost.com/2020/03/12/mon…
The minimum sound threshold a human ear drum can detect is 1x10^-12 watts/square meter. To put in perspective just how sensitive that is, if our ear drum was the size of England, it could detect the weight of a banana on it. courses.lumenlearning.com…
Very ripe bananas have the same alcohol content as many "non-alcoholic" beers. steadydrinker.com/article…
Today I learned of Kiritimati (Christmas) Island in the Central Pacific Ocean- population: 6500. Its villages are named London, Paris, Poland, and Banana. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kir…
The flavor Bubblegum is typically made from banana, pineapple, cinnamon, cloves, and wintergreen. Actual concentrations can vary as wildly as chili recipes however. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bub…
Beekeepers are advised not to eat bananas due to their smell making bees agressive because it releases the same pheromones that alert bees to attack blythewoodbeecompany.com/…
A Banana Splits movie was released in 2019; but instead of being for kids, the story involves the titular characters going on a murderous rampage in the studio upon finding out that their show has been cancelled. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Today I learned about the Rhino Horn Plantain that is a hybrid banana that can grow to a length of 60cm en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhi…
The banana is a herb. bananalink.org.uk/all-abo…
Humans share 50% DNA with bananas sanogenetics.com/blog/are…
Wrapping banana stems in plastic will slow down the ripening process eatthis.com/keep-bananas-…
In 1976 an International Banana Club was founded and eventually grew to 35,000 members in 17 different countries. Members received nicknames such as "Top Banana" and could obtain a degree in "Bananistry". President Ronald Reagan was a member of the club. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Int…
Bananas can not reproduce. They have no seeds and are entirely reliant on the farmer to cultivate them. thespruce.com/do-bananas-…
The fruit Monstera Deliciosa causes severe throat and skin irritation due to oxalic acid (aka rust cleaner!) unless 100% ripe. Once the green outer scales fall off it's safe to eat and tastes like a mix of pineapple, banana and coconut. The scientific name literally means Delicious Monster. atlasobscura.com/foods/mo…
Banana slugs intertwine when they have sex lastwordonnothing.com/201…
The world record for β€œFastest Marathon In a Banana Suit” was set in January 2020 in Arizona with an official time of 2:41:27, which broke the previous record by six minutes. runnersworld.com/uk/news/…
Bananas can ripen avocados. Ripe bananas contain a natural plant hormone called ethylene, which triggers ripening in mature fruit. If both are placed in a paper bag, the paper bag traps the ethylene gas that’s produced by the fruit and speeds up the ripening process. thekitchn.com/smart-tip-t…
In the early/mid-1900s, a dish called "candle salad" was popular. It involved a banana stuck through a pineapple wheel with whipped cream dripping off. It looked exactly like you'd imagine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
Based on the botanical definition, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and cherries aren’t technically berries while bananas, watermelons, tomatoes and eggplants technically are berries. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ber…
Banana slugs bite off each other's penises after sex baynature.org/article/not…
The decay of potassium in a typical banana will emit a positron (anti-matter equivalent of an electron) every 75 minutes or so symmetrymagazine.org/2009…
Brian Wecht, member of comedy band "Ninja sex party" started a kid friendly band called "go banana go" thetoyinsider.com/go-bana…
Bananas are curved because they grow towards sun light and curl when they become too heavy. chiquita.com/blog/curvy-a…
Scientists have discovered a breed of banana which is immune to the fungus threatening the current kind of banana fruitnet.com/eurofruit/ar…
Berries are simple fruits stemming from one flower. This means that pineapples, bananas, watermelon, pumpkins, and avocados are berries. stanfordmag.org/contents/…

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