- Bananas are naturally slightly radioactive (thanks to their potassium content)—but the level of radiation is not high enough to cause harm
- You can use the inside of a banana peel to clean and polish leather shoes.
- Thanks to its oil, rubbing the inside of a banana peel on a mosquito bite (or other bug bite) will help keep it from itching and getting inflamed.
Banana peel as a natural polish
- If you rub the inside of a banana peel on a scrape or burn, it will help the pain go away, keep the swelling down, and keep the wound from getting infected.
- Some cultures (most notably Japan) use the fibre in the banana plant to make fabric and sometimes even paper.
- The belief that eating more than 6 bananas a day can kill you is actually a myth. In reality, it would be impossible to overdose on bananas. You would probably need around 400 bananas a day to build up the kind of potassium levels that would stop your heart beating. A healthy person can consume at least 7.5 bananas before reaching the recommended daily intake of potassium.
- A man in India once ate 81 bananas in a half hour.
Can you eat more than 6 bananas in one sitting?
- The phrase ‘going bananas’ was first recorded in the Oxford English Dictionary and is linked to the fruit’s comic connection with monkeys
- The fastest marathon ever run by a competitor dressed as a fruit was 2 hours, 58 minutes, and 20 seconds recorded at the Barcelona Marathon on March 6, 2011. The runner was Patrick Wightman from the United Kingdom, who dressed as a banana.