Sep 11, 2016

Now that we have self-driving cars, how about self-peeling bananas?

Currently, these two bananas are the most famous fruits in Japan. At a first sight, this looks like some sort of a futuristic Kickstarter-powered banana peeler (the world doesn’t really need a banana peeler, I think — don’t get any ideas). The device is actually just your regular banana hanger.

So, what’s going on here? The story came about when the Twitter user @BarwestMaster returned home and was surprised to find the bananas nicely peeled just like you see on the photo. The explanation is that apparently the bananas got ripe enough and due to their weight, they simply slid off with the ends of skin still attached to the hanger.

Photo by @BarwestMaster.

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