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March 16, 2010

Banana Split Banana Peeler — Episode 2: It's back


Four years ago I featured this device to much silence.

Then Cory Doctorow over at Boing Boing, on what must have been a really slow day there, happened on it and featured it. 

That was on December 7, 2009. 

Cory's got a banana jones — but that's another post.

Ever since he wrote about it, I've gotten requests from people who want but can't get one any more from the original source, which sold it back then for $3.99.

I put my best people on it, pulling them off all the breaking stories and other stuff they were working on here, and charged them with finding a place Cory and his posse could buy one of these nifty devices.

After three weeks of non-stop searching: success.

Even better: it's 25% cheaper than back in 2006.

From the new source:


Banana Split Banana Peeler

Place ring over banana and pierce skin with flat prongs.

Flip handle up to pop the banana top and being peeling.

Heavy-gauge plastic.

Made in Denmark.

4.4" long.



As before, TechnoDolt™-friendly.

$2.99 (bananas not included).

Fair warning: don't come crying to me six months from now because they're sold out.

You're lucky to even get this second chance.

What was it F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote?

"There are no second acts in American lives."

Yes, that's it.

And in a rather recondite place.

March 16, 2010 at 09:01 AM | Permalink


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I had read about that technique somewhere and when I had some bananas last week remembered to try it. Totally, consistently works!

Posted by: KJ | Mar 16, 2010 11:58:27 PM

Ooh, very good, KJ,

I was about to suggest the ubiquitous paring knife, or pocket knife, if one should be out of the kitchen, however, you have enlightened the masses with your banana opening demo.

Muchas gracias!

Posted by: Kay | Mar 16, 2010 6:34:21 PM

Actually... If you peel a banana from the bottom up instead of the top down (like da monkees), it prevents those annoying peel-strings, too.

Posted by: Kitten | Mar 16, 2010 6:23:51 PM

I like that they spray painted the tip green too. nice touch.

Posted by: tamra | Mar 16, 2010 11:59:18 AM

Who needs an extra device in the kitchen when you can open a banana like a monkey?


Posted by: KJ | Mar 16, 2010 9:03:11 AM

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