All my adult life, I didn't know... (in Off-topic)
November 14 2009 3:50 AM EST
November 14 2009 4:39 AM EST
I'm heading down the shops later, I'll buy some bananas and try that out!!
November 14 2009 5:05 AM EST
that's freaking cool
November 14 2009 5:27 AM EST
November 14 2009 5:49 AM EST
You didn't know that?
November 14 2009 5:59 AM EST
I just tear off the top of the banana if it gives me any trouble ;p
November 14 2009 6:10 AM EST
Are you guys seriously trying to say you always opened up the banana from the stem instead of from the tip ?
November 14 2009 6:15 AM EST
November 14 2009 6:16 AM EST
Me too, but because I've chose to.
Seriously, i have ALWAYS opened from the tip of the banana.
November 14 2009 7:06 AM EST
Hehehehe, I knew it was possible but I never actually tried it...
I'm done peeling bananas in a boring way. Thank you, masters.
November 14 2009 7:33 AM EST
haha thats pretty cool! will have to give that a go next time
I too never knew that!
November 14 2009 9:42 AM EST
I just would cut the stem off and then peel it :$
November 14 2009 9:48 AM EST
funny thing is, i always used to bust the banana open as a kid, and always got scolded n punished for those atrocities on the poor fruit, so then i gave up being macho and began opening it like a sissy lol
November 14 2009 9:49 AM EST
Wow, that is awesome! I did not know about that!
November 14 2009 9:55 AM EST
alternately, you can hold the banana by the stem, crack it like a whip, opens right up. Just don't flip it too hard or you lose your banana.
November 14 2009 10:25 AM EST
I knew you could open it at the other end like a monkey, but I didn't know about swishing the tip === that makes a big difference! Thanks.
November 14 2009 10:59 AM EST
this is why the internet is awesome....
I didn't know that either. Though I never had trouble opening a banana since I have sharp nails and could cut the stem first.
Never tried it before and honestly I never saw a monkey open a banana like that on Documentaries. However this is interesting as it makes the stem into a great handle and if you open the banana right you do away with the seed right away :-D
November 14 2009 12:20 PM EST
I watched the video and then tried it here at work (we have a banana stockpile)...
... wow is this ever ridiculously easy.
This should be taught at schools... heck, the banana companies should make ads teaching people how to do this.
Unfortunately it has made me question everything I have taken for granted my entire life.
fyi - gravity, yeah, that one still works exactly like I thought it did... ouch
we need a poll on how many people knew about this! ; )
I knew this from a long time ago however I use a knife to cut the stem then peel it from there. I also dispose of the peel right away and eat the Banana by itself.
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