1. Bananas
    are slightly
    radioactive.
  2. Bananas don't grow on trees. They are produced by herbaceous plants.
  3. There are more than 1,000 species of banana. We eat only one of them.
  4. A strawberry isn't an actual berry, but a banana is.
  5. Bananas are the most popular fruits in the U.S.
  6. Bananas are the
    best-selling items at Walmart.
  7. Four Japanese scientists measured the amount of friction between a shoe, a banana skin and the floor: it's 0.07.
  8. Iceland has Europe's largest banana plantation.
  9. Banana ketchup is popular in the Philippines.
  10. Humans share 50% of their DNA with bananas.
  11. The term "Banana republic" was coined in 1904 to describe Honduras.
  12. Bananas have more trade regulations than AK-47s.
  13. Before the Columbian Exchange, there were no oranges in Florida, no bananas in Ecuador, no potatoes in Ireland, no coffee in Colombia, no pineapples in Hawaii, no rubber trees in Africa, no tomatoes in Italy, and no chocolate in Switzerland.
  14. The first president of Zimbabwe, Africa, was President Banana.
  15. 13th century Japan cultivated a particular banana for its fibers, which were used to line the insides of kimonos.
  16. There's a beer brewed from bananas in Africa.
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