How Do You Peel A Banana?

This week, bananas turned my world was turned upside. See, I’ve always peeled them from the stem bit down to the stump thing. Basing my logic on every picture I’ve ever seen of a banana and the orientation of Chiquita’s stickers, I was going from the top to the bottom.

Sometimes I move these guys around so I get the sticker I want on the banana I want.

Sometimes I move these guys around so I get the sticker I want on the banana I want.

Here’s the thing though: The stem is not actually the top of the banana! Bananas grow upside down!

Holy smokes!

Holy smokes!

But that’s not all. It turns out I’ve been peeling bananas wrong for over 25 years!

This guy polled all his friends and came up with a list of pros and cons for both banana peeling methods. The debate looks more or less like this:

People who peel bananas starting from the stump thing: Monkeys peel their bananas this way. Therefore it must be right.

People who peel bananas starting from the stem: Give me a break, monkeys peel their bananas however they damn well please. Anyway, when you peel a banana from the stump part they’re usually bruised.

People who peel bananas starting from the stump thing: “Well, the reason they’re bruised at the bottom is that we’re a top-centric society. When we stock bananas at the market, or select them as consumers, we handle them from the top and plunk them down on their bottoms.”

Bananas are so queer that society can’t even handle them.

How do you peel your bananas?

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