Thursday, March 4, 2010

Banana History is More Interesting Than You Thought

Did you know that bananas were first cultivated ten thousand years ago? Did you know that bananas cannot survive without active human help? Did you know that before the 1950's a different breed of bananas was common--but that breed is now extinct? Did you know that our current breed of bananas may become extinct in the near future? Read more at Damn Interesting.

Incidentally, this totally destroys this silly creationist argument.

13 comments:

  1. Very Interesting. In fact, that's Damn Interesting.

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  2. Imagine! The bananas my grandparents ate just a few years before my parents were born are completely extinct, and I was completely unaware!

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  3. I bet there are many amazing things of which you are completely unaware.

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  4. which is why damninteresting should update more often

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  5. Did you send in a suggestion to that effect?

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  6. First off: Dude stop changing the name of your blog! I keep seeing these random blogposts from weird blogs in my google reader - only to realize e's changed the name of his blog . . . again.

    They say the original Bananas were supposed to be much better tasting - or so NPR said in a report I was listening to last year.

    The Kirk guy's own superficial stupidity destroy's itself - without need for outside comment.

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  7. I recall you linking this a few months ago, they really do need to update their site.

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  8. Mottel: I've been "As N Runs to Infinity" for a while. And Reader doesn't update the names of blogs. My reader still has "Jewish mRNa."

    Sarabonne: I linked to damninteresting, but not this article. I actually just read it today.

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  9. Hmm, I wonder then how I came to read it. Another one of life's mysteries.

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  10. And don't forget carrots, which were originally purple.

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  11. Anon: Are you a family member? If yes, shame on you for not identifying yourself.

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  12. I saw the vid before the damn.
    I thought that the orange should disprove the banana.

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