So, I just learned a new word.
This is a 22 inch long baculum from a walrus.
If you don’t know what that is, I’ll just let you wiki it on your own.
Things I just learned about the banana
- Wild bananas contain hard, peppercorn-like seeds and are generally inedible
- Two mutant, seedless varieties have been cultivated by man for thousands of years and are the source for most bananas eaten today.
- These bananas are sterile, and can only propogate via shoots from the parent plant.
- This has led to lack of genetic diversity and disease resistance, and the worldwide banana crop is in danger from a pandemic fungus.
- Bananas are one of the biggest staple crops in the world.
- Ripe bananas floresce under UV light; animals that can see into the UV range may be able to spot ripe bananas.
- “Banana” comes from the Wolof language of Senegal, The Gambia, and Mauritania.
- Bananas are indigeneous to Southeast Asia.
- Availability of bananas in the United States and Europe was slim before the advent of refrigerated shipping.
- Bananas exported to America are picked green and artificially ripened. Tree-ripened bananas taste better.
via Banana on wikipedia
Hey, I love Wikipedia, but seriously how much can it possibly cost to keep it going? They even stress that it’s run by volunteers…
STEPHEN PASTIS HAS BEEN SPYING ON ME