Most humans take the top-downward approach, which seems logical enough - yank on the stem until the peel splits, revealing the edible fruit beneath. Sometimes this doesn’t work, but we’re liable to blame the banana and not our own flawed method of peeling.
For a drastically more effective technique, we need to look no further than our much hairier primate relative, the monkey. Monkeys open their bananas in a way that likely appears upside down to most people. To clarify: by ‘upside down’, we mean ‘from the bottom’ - that is, from the side without a stem.
Confused yet? Watch the following video and receive total consciousness:
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