You've Been Peeling Bananas Incorrectly Your Whole Life — This Is How Monkeys Do It

You've Been Peeling Bananas Incorrectly Your Whole Life — This Is How Monkeys Do It
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Have you ever tried to peel a banana from the stem, only to wind up struggling and squishing that precious, precious banana flesh? Well settle down, because you've been peeling bananas incorrectly, and once you learn how to do it the right way, you'll never suffer again (at least while peeling a nanner).

This YouTube video from 2009 breaks it down perfectly. 

Instead of peeling the banana at the stem... 

This man makes peeling a banana look very difficult.
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YouTube

...you actually want to start peeling at the opposite end of the banana. That's right. Do it like a monkey.

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The nubby end that's opposite the stem is actually easy to peel — all you have to do is give it a little pinch, and then split it right down the middle. No more struggling ever again!

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