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How to peel a banana . . .

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by DonD, Jun 24, 2013.

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  1. DonD

    DonD Super Moderator

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    I've been doing it wrong for many years. Since watching the video below, I've changed the way I do it and the monkeys are right. Am I the only one who used to do it from the other end?


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    I always peeled them from the stem. Then I saw a kid peel it one from the other end. Asked her why, she says, "the stem is like a handle." Convinced me and I peel 'em that way all the time now.

    later, GVJ
     
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    It's true.
    You do learn something new every day.
     
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    I don’t get it. It takes almost zero effort to do it the normal way. That guy looks like he’s squeezing the shit out of it just to get it open.
     
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    I'll give that a try tomorrow morning.
     
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    I learned this about a month ago... you don't get strings if you peel it that way... it works! In the same article, I read that breaking them all apart from the bunch allows them a longer storage life from turning brown than if you leave them all hooked-together. We don't know, cause we usually eat them fast enough that's not an issue.
     
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    I've been peeling bananas - evidently the wrong way forever. After being with my girlfriend for years without ever eating a banana in front of each other, she peels it as in the video. I said you're peeling it the wrong way. She tells me that she's peeling them the right way. I go look it up on google - and I see this video. I have to eat my words and banana. I never before saw anyone peel it that way. BTW, my GF was born in the old USSR.
     
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    aliasyoshi Low-Roller

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    That's cool. But can you rip a banana in half? :evillaugh
     
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    Well, if monkeys do it that way it must be right. Who are better banana experts?

    It makes sense too. Pulling on the stem a lot of times smooshes a lot of the banana where the stem is.
     
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    My aunt told me about this, but I continue to peel from the stem. I like having the little "popsicle stick" at the bottom to keep the banana in place. I suppose if I wanted to eat it like a monkey, I would peel it like a monkey, but I want to eat it like ME! ;)
     
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    Monkeys also eat fleas off each other and fling their own poop.... should we all be doing that too? lol
     
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