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August 27th is National Banana Lovers Day
you're looking for something to do today then I hope you like fruit
because it's National Banana Lovers Day! OK, so you're limited on
your fruit choices but I'm sure some of you are happy with that!
Let's get right into celebrating National Banana Lovers Day!
WHY IS THIS A
Well, I think the name of the holiday really says it all. There
are people who literally love bananas and eat them every single day.
And not only that but they get banana flavored items that may or may
not even include bananas; that mellow flavor brings some magic into
their lives. So this is not just a holiday for bananas, it's for the
people who love bananas... which means it's time for a banana overdose!
Did you know that some bananas are purple or red when they're
ripe? I didn't! These magical fruits grow on a plant that is so tall
and strong that it's often mistakenly referred to as a tree. And as
they grow, the cluster of bananas on each plant can weigh anywhere from
66 pounds to 110 pounds! That's a lot of bananas and the funny thing is
they grow pointing up, not down.
Bananas are about 75% water
and they have a high amount of potassium which gives them an
interesting dose of danger. Yeah... bananas are slightly radioactive!
But don't worry about that; it won't hurt you... I promise. ;) But you
know those black specks in your bananas? Well those would be seeds but
we've cultivated them so much that what we produce now isn't quite what
you'd find in the wild if you let them grow on their own. But
hey, enough random facts... I bet you're ready for a banana, aren't you?
So, how can you celebrate today? Well, if you're a banana
lover then your celebration is pretty much covered. Walk on over to
where you have your bananas, unpeel one of those babies and let the
party begin! Eat it plain or slice it up and put it in your cereal.
Mash it up in some oatmeal or toss it in a milkshake. Make some banana
nut bread or anything else you want to add some banana magic to! How's
a banana split sound?
But if you like to explore new things then
head to the grocery store and grab up some new banana treats that
you've never had before. There are banana granola bars, banana chips,
banana candy and SO much more! You can even get others in on the fun
with some banana baby food or banana dog treats. You'll be coming home
with a whole lot of banana goods, that's for sure! But if you
really love bananas and want to spread some banana cheer then why don't
you and your friends go shopping and try to find some banana suits.
Yep, bananas hang out in bunches so it wouldn't be right if you were a
sole banana walking around town. Once you find your suits, then pop
them on and go buy a couple bunches of bananas each and then walk
around town handing them out. Once you're out of bananas you can cause
a ruckus like the rebellious banana gang you are! Have a great
day and don't go too bananas!