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[-] [email protected] 102 points 1 month ago
[-] [email protected] 15 points 1 month ago

Oh... That makes sense.

The outside...

[-] Rhynoplaz 8 points 1 month ago

Clever Hobbitses....

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[-] Retro_unlimited 47 points 1 month ago

I used to open it from the stem side, but then I saw video of a monkey open from the bottom… I tried it and it was easier to open especially the less ripe ones.

[-] [email protected] 32 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

Yes, butt:


I also saw a video of a monkey peeling it from the stem side and then proceeding to clean it of all those stringy bits before finally eating it.

Here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIc5kTth1lE

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[-] [email protected] 11 points 1 month ago

Yes, i too recently discovered opening from the bottom. It actually opens easier, the stem becomes a little handle andsome people look at me like I'm an alien which is added fun

[-] Buddahriffic 23 points 1 month ago

Also when you drop the peel on the ground for someone to comically slip on, it looks like it does in the cartoons.

[-] [email protected] 41 points 1 month ago

The bottom. Which I guess is the bit without the sticky out but that it’s snapped of a bunch with. You just squeeze the bottom black bit and it opens up.

Most people I see pull the top but that’s more unreliable. I believe monkeys will use my technique, or rather I’m using theirs.

[-] QuarterSwede 6 points 1 month ago

Interestingly, that’s where they flower. Banana growers knock the flowers off so they can’t pollinate leaving it with the black bit on the end that’s easy to open.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

Huh. I'm going to start doing this. I usually open them from the stem.

EDIT: lol fixed my crazy autocorrect mistake 🤣

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[-] [email protected] 23 points 1 month ago
[-] Lladra 22 points 1 month ago

The outside.

[-] [email protected] 18 points 1 month ago

The stem side. I enjoy them as long as they are slightly green, so usually the skin breaks easily when bent. Otherwise I will use a sharp knife and make an horizontal incision at the start of the stem to facilitate the peeling.

I am aware of the way monkeys open them, tried and didn't like it because of the dark mushy part at the end of the fruit, opening from the stem allows to easily leave it behind.

[-] morphballganon 5 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

I use the same method for the same reason but prefer no green, instead with small brown spots (no big ones) for ideal ripeness.

[-] Siegfried 17 points 1 month ago

I brake it in half with my hands

[-] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

This is the way

[-] [email protected] 16 points 1 month ago

The outside?

[-] [email protected] 15 points 1 month ago

I take my fingernail and run it along the inner spine splitting the banana skin open so I can extract the banana. I then carefully repose the banana skin in the fruit bowl so that it appears it is an unopened banana.

This is the only correct way to eat a banana.

[-] [email protected] 13 points 1 month ago

Unscrew the tip of the faucet and hide it inside the faucet. Even a metal detector wouldn't find it.

[-] southernbrewer 12 points 1 month ago

I like to hold the banana upright facing away from me, and then I sneak up behind it and use a really sharp knife to sever the jugular part way through before I rip its head backward, peeling the skin all the way down its spine.

It's immensely satisfying, especially the crisp clear sound the knife makes as it cuts off the life force

[-] [email protected] 4 points 1 month ago

Sick. What's the button combo for this one?

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[-] [email protected] 12 points 1 month ago

I eat it from the end opposite the stem: Just pop the nub off like a button and split from there. I have found it to be, by far, the easiest way to open a banana.

[-] eronth 7 points 1 month ago

Yup. Literally just pinch the bottom nub and it's open.

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[-] AirDevil 10 points 1 month ago

The outward facing part from how it grows, not where the stem is. Used to think that was the bottom, but it's the top. Just pinch it and it opens easier every time.

[-] [email protected] 9 points 1 month ago

the correct one

[-] [email protected] 9 points 1 month ago

wait, you're supposed to peel them?

[-] FenrirIII 8 points 1 month ago

Otherwise known as the coward's way

[-] [email protected] 9 points 1 month ago

it opens by itself in the microwave oven

[-] tamal3 5 points 1 month ago
[-] Ultragigagigantic 8 points 1 month ago
[-] [email protected] 6 points 1 month ago

Wow, people still quote Silicon Valley?

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[-] [email protected] 8 points 1 month ago

I eat the whole banana, skin and all. Who has time for peeling?

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[-] SendMePhotos 7 points 1 month ago

Mostly snapping it in half. Sometimes the monkey end(not the stem).

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[-] [email protected] 7 points 1 month ago

I eat it with the crust.

[-] FuglyDuck 6 points 1 month ago

So, for me it depends.

Do I have a knife handy? The stem. If not you can mush less from the bottom by pinching the end and pulling

[-] RizzRustbolt 6 points 1 month ago
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[-] [email protected] 6 points 1 month ago

Sorta left of center. That is I usually cut the top third off and give it to my cockatoo who likes the stubby bit to hang onto while he eats the inside and then proceeds to tear the non edible parts apart (he pretty much likes to tear everything apart). Barrring that I do the standard way even though I am aware how the other way is supposed to work better. I just can't resist the pull tab.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago

Centre. With a knife. Because I rarely eat more than half a banana at a time.

[-] beccaboben 6 points 1 month ago

Same but I don't use a knife, you can just snap bananas in half with your bare hands!

[-] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago

Depends on how ripe they are. Before they go spotty the stem end is usually thicker than the blossom end, so I open from the bottom. Once it's ripe then the stem is usually much easier.

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[-] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago

What do you mean... Open??? Don't you guys just chomp on them

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[-] [email protected] 4 points 1 month ago

The outside.

[-] dyc3 4 points 1 month ago

Anal cavity

[-] MudSkipperKisser 4 points 1 month ago

The responses to this post have me more than a little rattled

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