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The correct way to peel a banana

 Often times people peel bananas from the stem down. This causes them to bruise and get mushy after a few attempts. Monkeys do not peel bananas like this. They peel them from the top down. 

Here are some steps and images to explain the process. 


 
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Step 2: Pinching the top off

 This  is where you will be starting to open up the banana without bruising or mashing it. Take your thumb nail and press it into the black part of the top. Use your pointer finger as a wall to pry it up. 

Step 5: Enjoy!

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Now join your monkey brethren and eat your unbruised, un-mashed banana with joy!
Spd4 years ago
If you use the opener ("stem") on the other end of it, you can keep your nails clean ;)

btw, great thing that *anything* can be found on the Internet :)
aeray4 years ago
After travelling extensively in Central America, I can confirm that this is indeed the way that monkeys peel bananas. Do you doubt the wisdom of the mono?
KH0RSH1D (author)  aeray4 years ago
 haha thanks for the confirmation!
Focker4 years ago
 It's just like picking off a scab, it works real nice.
Ghostc44 years ago
 This also makes it so you don't have the stringie things
Jayefuu4 years ago
Wrong end!
truncat4 years ago
If you've got thumbnails at all you can always dig your thumbnail in a little to the inner curved part of the stem right where it meets the banana. Once there's a cut there, it's easy to peel the stem back from it without mushiness. I can't see how this way is a lot better... maybe it's easier to take the black bottom part off if you have short thumbnails?
Shagglepuff4 years ago
 Meh. I prefer breaking the banana's neck. It looks more awesome.