National Banana Day Facts & The Best Banana Song

Happy National Banana Day.  It's really hot and humid today so I think I'll celebrates with 3 scoops of ice cream some whipped cream and a cherry on top.  Anyone else?  I have a banana for with breakfast almost every day.  Don't know if that's healthy or not.  I just like them.  I have to time my banana eating to avoid the photo above.  Last week I let them go too long and we have some fruit flies all of a sudden.  Coincidence?  I think not.  Kinda gross when you think too much about it.  I try not to.

I found some interested banana facts to amaze your friends:

  • The cluster you buy bananas in is called a "Hand".  Some have more fingers than others
  • Half of people allergic to latex are also allergic to bananas.  What are we eating here?\
  • Plantains are less sweet type of bananas that is usually cooked.  I call them rip off bananas.  Bananas should be sweet.  The end.
  • The yellow bananas we buy in stores are called "dessert bananas" because they are sweet & soft.
  • The string things inside bananas are called "phloem bundles"  They make sure the entire banana gets all it's nutrients when its growing.
  • Bananas are the 4th largest fruit crop in the world.
  • India is the #1 producer of bananas.

I was looking for some kind of banana recipe when got distracted by this video.  I guess you are on your own.

photo:  getty images

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