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Whoever said that you don't have to pull those stringy things off if you peel a banana from bottom to top is misinformed. Just so we're clear, I've done it both ways and there were stringy things each time, so it's not just just a simple matter of proper fruit orientation confusion.
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Shouldn't this be in R,S,P?
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My kids are convinced that there is a "spiky ball" at the bottom of a banana. They cannot eat a banana without saying "Dad, make you sure you take out the spiky ball!"

I try to tell them, guys, there's no such thing as a spiky ball. They insist, though. I have to break off the bottom half inch of a banana before they will touch it.

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Rubric wrote:

My kids are convinced that there is a "spiky ball" at the bottom of a banana. They cannot eat a banana without saying "Dad, make you sure you take out the spiky ball!"

I try to tell them, guys, there's no such thing as a spiky ball. They insist, though. I have to break off the bottom half inch of a banana before they will touch it.



Reminds me of a work acquaintance that was convinced that every single banana she ate had a little clump of spiders in the gap between the end of the banana and the skin. She would never eat the last bite or pull the banana out exposing the end.

We used to joke at lunch, "Hey Caroline, what's that crawling on your arm?!"

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matthew.marquand wrote:

Reminds me of a work acquaintance that was convinced that every single banana she ate had a little clump of spiders in the gap between the end of the banana and the skin.


But she still ate bananas?

Jeff rule #8 - Do not eat fruit containing spiders.
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Rubric wrote:

My kids are convinced that there is a "spiky ball" at the bottom of a banana. They cannot eat a banana without saying "Dad, make you sure you take out the spiky ball!"

I try to tell them, guys, there's no such thing as a spiky ball. They insist, though. I have to break off the bottom half inch of a banana before they will touch it.



I had a roommate that wouldn't eat pickles unless they were cut, for fear of razor blades.
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Rubric wrote:

My kids are convinced that there is a "spiky ball" at the bottom of a banana. They cannot eat a banana without saying "Dad, make you sure you take out the spiky ball!"

I try to tell them, guys, there's no such thing as a spiky ball. They insist, though. I have to break off the bottom half inch of a banana before they will touch it.



Funny! I mentioned this comment to my wife who instantly took me into the kitchen, grabbed a banana, peeled it down, and lightly twisted the very end of the banana from the peel and showed me. Sure enough, there is a little "ball" of banana with a "spike" sticking out of it still in the peel. The spike is soft and it is what leaves the little hole in the very end of the banana but still... It's a spiky ball.
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I like to break my banana in half. The popping sound is cool. The side effect is if you don't succeed the first time, your banana sort of turns into mush
 
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fsumarc wrote:
Rubric wrote:

My kids are convinced that there is a "spiky ball" at the bottom of a banana. They cannot eat a banana without saying "Dad, make you sure you take out the spiky ball!"

I try to tell them, guys, there's no such thing as a spiky ball. They insist, though. I have to break off the bottom half inch of a banana before they will touch it.



Funny! I mentioned this comment to my wife who instantly took me into the kitchen, grabbed a banana, peeled it down, and lightly twisted the very end of the banana from the peel and showed me. Sure enough, there is a little "ball" of banana with a "spike" sticking out of it still in the peel. The spike is soft and it is what leaves the little hole in the very end of the banana but still... It's a spiky ball.


Really...?! Mystery solved, I guess -- it's apparently a wife thing. I know my kids got the idea from my wife. Did you actually see it, or were you just humoring her?

I've personally never noticed any spiky balls at the bottom of a banana, and I will continue refusing to acknowledge their existence.

 
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Rubric wrote:
Really...?! Mystery solved, I guess -- it's apparently a wife thing. I know my kids got the idea from my wife. Did you actually see it, or were you just humoring her?

I've personally never noticed any spiky balls at the bottom of a banana, and I will continue refusing to acknowledge their existence.



Oh yea, I witnessed it. I touched the spike. And I posted it to show you your kids aren't crazy just like she told me to. I guess I should have listened to her and taken the picture for posting too...
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jeffwiles wrote:
Jeff rule #8 - Do not eat fruit containing spiders.

Wait, what? Now I need to know rules 1-7!
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