In this modern, fast paced world that we live in things change rapidly. New breakthroughs in technology, science and medicine make our lives better, allows us to live longer and gives us insights into the Universe that were unimaginable a generation ago.

Fortunately these amazing innovations and advancements aren’t limited to high tech gadgets and scientific discoveries. In fact, one of the most astounding discoveries of the past 200 years has nothing at all to do with technology and has everything to do with bananas.

I’ve lived on this planet for 40 years and up until a few weeks ago I considered myself at least moderately intelligent. I like to eat bananas. I mean, I wouldn’t exactly call myself a banana connoisseur but at the very least I thought I knew how to eat them. I was wrong.

The popular notion in banana eating circles is that the stem on top of the banana is like a pull tab to get the peeling process started. Wrong! That stem is the banana’s handle! Or, as I like to call it, the Banandle™.

Check out the gallery below for a step-by-step guide to the proper way to eat a banana.

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Not only does this method give you a sweet ass handle to eat your banana it also makes the banana more structurally sound. No more having the top half of your banana break off and splat on the floor. And possibly the best part of the “upside down” banana peeling method is it doesn’t create any of those creepy banana strings that come off the banana when you’re peeling it the old-fashioned way.

Posted by James Poling

A socialist, tinkerer, thinker, question asker and all around curiosity seeker. If you'd like to reach me you can use the contact link above or email me at jamespoling [at] gmail [dot] com.

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