Introduction: Cool Party Trick

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Did you ever see a banana already sliced... inside? Make a bet at a party and entertain your guests with this... banana hack!

Step 1: The Needed Items

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Besides the banana get a needle

Step 2: Find the Black Spots

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Stick the needle only into the black spots (otherwise it would leave marks outside the skin). Choose as many black spots as many slices you want.

Step 3: Find the Edge and Move the Needle

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Stick the needle till you will feel the skin on the other side of the banana. Then you start rotate it up and down to create the cut.

Step 4: Have Your Friend Open It

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Once you set up the trick, have your buddy open the banana. Make sure you make a bet on it!


xrobevansx (author)2007-11-15

I used to do this as a kid as well, but I remember using a needle and thread. You kind of looped the thread around the interior of the skin, then exited the banana through the same hole you entered. Pull the thread: instant cut. You don't actually show the technique used to cut the banana. How does a straight needle touch the interior curves of the banana? Also, who the heck opens a banana from the pointy end? I mean, then come with a little convenient handle/opener!

asianwizard (author)xrobevansx2007-11-15

i open bananas on that end it seems harder but its not and when you pull from the stem end some times that end gets squished

bluelion (author)asianwizard2007-11-15

As a kid, I always opened bananas from the "Handle" end... last year I saw a you tube video and switched to the other side. It's much easier to open... press on one of the corners with a fingernail, it just opens up.

ilpug (author)bluelion2013-08-14

Plus, monkeys open them from the end without the handle.

I mean, I'd expect them to be somewhat of an authority on the matter.

that is most definitely what she said.

sorinescu (author)asianwizard2007-11-15

Same here man - the same end...

sorinescu (author)xrobevansx2007-11-15

It's actually really up to the person where he opens banana me is easier...:)

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zumbo333 (author)2008-01-28

i like the picture its a huge close up instead of some other instructables where stuff is just a blob thanks for doing this

!Andrew_Modder! (author)2007-12-05

lol :-)

bofthem (author)2007-11-15
John Smith (author)2007-11-15

Ha ha, I love this trick. I learned about it in Penn and Teller's book: How to Play With Your Food. (recommended)

Brobru (author)2007-11-15

I remember this trick. 25 years ago is about right. I used to throw 4 playing cards all at once at the banana to add to it.

Visitor (author)2007-11-15

I remember doing this when I was a kid (about 25 years ago). Totally forgot it. I think I'm going to surprise my own kid with this today. Thanks (for the memories).

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