Top Banana Facts

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1. The Malaysian phrase for the time it takes to eat a banana is "pisan zapra" and it was a measure of time used before clocks were invented.
2. Some bananas are red instead of yellow. #Random
3. A strawberry is not a berry, but a banana is.
4. Bananas have more trade regulations than AK-47s.
5. Bananas can reduce the swelling and irritation of mosquito bites and help with nicotine withdrawal.
6. There are more than 1,000 species of banana. We eat only one of them.
7. Banana is a happy fruit. Eating just one can help relieve irritable emotions, anger and or depression.
8. In Antigua, 'fig' means banana.
9. Bananas are known to lower the risk of heart attacks and strokes, as well as decrease your risk of getting cancer, according to the FDA.
10. Bananas can help prevent and cure hangovers.
11. Bananas are considered unlucky on fishing boats.

12. Bananas are used to make kimonos.
13. A cluster of bananas is called a hand. A single banana is called a finger.
14. Bananas are slightly radioactive.
15. The world’s largest container ships can carry 746 million bananas.
16. A cluster of bananas is called a 'hand.' A single banana is called a 'finger.'
17. Eating 20 million bananas would give you a fatal dose of radioactivity.
18. Bananas aren't fruit! They are a type of herb.
19. Bananas are berries and the banana tree is not a tree, but a large herb
20. Rubbing a banana peel on your forehead can help cure a headache.
21. Bananas have no fat, sodium, or cholesterol

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