You can use bananas to clean shoes.
Bananas are a great snack. However, if you pack them in your lunch box when you go on a fishing boat, the fisherman will likely throw the bananas and maybe yourself with it, overboard. Legend has it that if you bring bananas on a fishing boat that it means bad luck and that no fish will bite.
- 100 billion bananas are eaten every year worldwide.
- Bananas are very healthy and serve as power foods for athletes.
- Banana peels are good for all kinds of things, from whitening teeth to soothing mosquito bites to making paper.
Although there are over one thousand different types of bananas, banana farmers focus on just one species and grow them on huge farms. This is called monoculture, and together with rising global temperatures and disease, this type of banana could become extinct.
Currently, scientists are working on genetically modified, or GM, bananas. Many people are scared of the process of genetically modifying food, while others see huge benefits in food security for soon 9 billion people on Earth.
Up for discussion
In funny movies people slip on banana peels. Did you ever have funny or not so funny accidents because you slipped on something like a banana peel?