Buying banana properly

Take care of dents or cuts in the peel. Because the peel is responsible for the freshness of the banana– if it dries out, it loses it’s taste. So if you want to prevent a brown chaos, just look at your little friend a little closer.

Banana trap

Of course you can, in a very mean way, put bananas on a railway. But if you start wondering why the train didn’t derail, should treat themselves to some mashed apples and other stamina building products.

Bananas and WWI

Did you know that the banana was only famous after the First World War in Germany? And in 1938, 100 000 tons of bananas were delivered in Hamburg. Now say again they only live on dry meatballs.

Eat bananas!

An old metal plate from the days where bananas were not part of your daily life and were still advertised for. Very nice piece.

Good Morning Sunshine

We’ll do something healthy today. Can’t always only use the alcohol, right? All right, here’s a good Vitamin Power Cocktail for your breakfast:

Take: two hands full of strawberries (those with small hands please take three), 2 oranges, 1 peach and of course, a banana. Chop up the peach, squeeze out the oranges and halve the strawberries. Hold back a little bit of the orange juice, you’ll need it later. Then puree the fruits in a bowl and pour your juices into a glass. Now fill up with the rest of the orange juice and stir a little bit more. Tastes heavenly, and you’ll instantly feel the power!

If you think this is boring, you can still add a shot of rum or Vodka.. whatever you prefer! Fisehatak!

Hungover? Banana!

As we know, Alcohol floods your veins and casts out the minerals like potassium and magnesium- the result, a bad hangover the next day. Bananas can heal your pain because they fill up the emptied depots of minerals and also help you to a better mood, thanks to their joy hormones. Personally, I prefer a solid goulash and another beer to fix me up. It helps but it’s not as healthy.

The great Banana Hoax

One of the funniest stories about the psychedelic function of the Banana. It was taken as far as to the FDA (Food And Drug Association) which started spying on banana buyers to put them in jail for “banana abuse”. And this is the story:

“The Great Banana Hoax” is what this rumor was called and which still resides in badly informed circles of people. This story was spread on the 3rd of March 1967 by the revolutionary students party Berkley Barb in Hippie San Francisco. It was the story of Country Joe and the Fish. The boys had heard that banana peels contained small doses of substances that had a use in the human brain as second messenger (but as we know today, never reach the human brain, no matter how many of it you smoke or eat).

They concluded you could make a drug out of bananas. They experimented by smoking dried banana peels, and for whatever reason it was decided that a new drug was born. But you were stoned most of the time anyway- from all the acid and the weed. So they were having a good time giving banana peels away at concerts and stuff. Seemed as if only the picture of smoking banana was funny enough to try it out- everyone who was in the scene did it. Remember the Donovan Song “Mellow Yellow”? There’s a line about an “electric banana”- well, I’d say there we have a clear message. And we also had the drug police looking out for banana dealers while the acid pimps were laughing behind their backs.
Only two days later the papers started to doubt the seriousness of the story, but in Haight Ashbury, bananas were sold out. The FDA had the banana peel tested the same year on psychodelic contents, of course without any mattering results.

And yet, the rumor’s still alive. German teenagers on “Bananadin” still talk about the tunneling, like rednecks talk about smoking their cow’s dung. Thank Placebo.

Remember next time you buy a banana: Don’t get high!