Summit Up 8-22-12: Peeling bananas like chimps |

Summit Up 8-22-12: Peeling bananas like chimps

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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that’s always on the lookout for the most mundane topic we can find, and we’ve hit upon this for today: banana strings. Grrr … we hate those things! You have this perfectly nice banana, delicious and all, but it has these ghastly stringy things hanging off of it that you have to deal with.

Sure, in the grand scheme of things, this is a small concern, but it’s all relative, and when we’re enjoying our morning banana, we’d just as soon not have to cope with stringy appendages. Then someone told us if you peel a banana like a monkey, the string situation is somewhat ameliorated. In other words, don’t peel it from the obvious top part where it was connected to the bunch, but from the bottom.

So we tried it. For starters, it wasn’t as hard as we thought it’d be, and the banana appeared to be largely string-free.

Granted, this was just one banana; we’d have to do it over a course of weeks or even months to certify that this is really the way to rid yourself of this horrible things. But initial results were indeed promising. And BTW, if you’d like to learn about all kinds of other ways to peel bananas (who knew?), check out this site: – it’s got videos and everything!

We out, peeling bananas and living the string-free life.

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