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!

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Step 1: The Needed Items

Besides the banana get a needle

Step 2: Find the Black Spots

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

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

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

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      xrobevansx

      11 years ago on Introduction

      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!

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      asianwizardxrobevansx

      Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

      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

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      bluelionasianwizard

      Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

      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.

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      ilpugbluelion

      Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

      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.

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      zumbo333

      11 years ago on Step 1

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

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      John Smith

      11 years ago on Introduction

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

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      Brobru

      11 years ago on Introduction

      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.

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      Visitor

      11 years ago on Introduction

      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).