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Humans vs. Simians: Peeling A Banana

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11971185651793535779antontw_Monkey.svg.medThis could be the most mundane task involving one of the most popular fruits : peeling a banana. Chances are, you might have wolfed down hundreds of them in your lifetime already, but it never crossed your mind you’ve been peeling it wrong, like, well, a human. Who to teach us how to do it best than our closest animal cousins which have perfected it, right? A video of a monkey actually  peeling a banana can be found here, but a human simulating a simian? Now that is far more interesting! So here’s Kyle Bradshaw expertly demonstrate it (in his pj, no less) as taught by his friend, Britney, who saw a monkey carelessly revealed this pre-Darwinian secret. It’s like the he-said-she-said-it-did kinda second-hand account but as long as you can seriously take the misery off of peeling your dang banana, who cares if Britney turns out to be a you-know-what? So the next time you enjoy that luscious and sweet banana hassle-free, you have Kyle to thank for (and Britney, of course, who had the human sense to decode this simian secret and, of course, to that monkey)! 😉 You can tweet him if you want to thank him for the tip and the video.

I wonder what happened to that monkey (no, I’m not talking about you, Freddie)…

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Written by nealm

11 July 2009 at 10:46 AM

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  1. i like this…thanks for your comment on my piece ‘FEARLESS’ the inspiration came from God cause thats how he makes my spirit feel.

    cheers m8


    14 July 2009 at 1:39 PM

    • thank you. i enjoyed your poem/post and i can tell where you get your inspiration from.


      15 July 2009 at 12:05 AM

  2. Loved that! Now I can open bananas properly!

    Have you ever tried sharing a banana? All you do is snap it in half against the curve. This doesn’t work if your banana is too ripe – too messy.


    22 July 2009 at 12:57 PM

    • i’d use a knife. just kidding! 🙂 yeah that only works for the not-too-squishy type of bananas. or you can peel it off half-way, take your peeled half (with your clean hands, hopefully) and give the other half. amazing how many permutations we can come up with in enjoying this wonderful fruit. thanks for the tip and for dropping by.


      22 July 2009 at 1:14 PM

  3. yes!! I’ve been doing it the simian way ever since huh!!! actually i can’t eat banana because i have too much potassium already and banana is rich at that. But one of my nephews who live with me loves banana and as a nice tita i would include it on our weekly grocery list. i have seen him eat the whole bunch in so short a time and the reason is that he is peeling it right pala! thanks for your post neal!

    mhe-anne ojeda

    3 August 2009 at 11:04 AM

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