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The Burning Question*: How do you peel a banana?

It’s Monday, so let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

WE KNOW HOW you feel. The week is stretching out in front of you   – and you will have a lot on your plate.

So do like we do here in HQ and get stuck into a serious debate on one of life’s most pressing questions. Thanks to reader Jane Ward for suggesting this one…

This week… do you open it from the top, or the bottom? And which end is the top or the bottom? What exactly is the correct way to peel a banana? (For the purposes of posing the burning question, we at have named the ‘top’ as the stalk)

A. From the top, breaking the stalk and peeling downwards…

B. Or from the bottom, like this guy (who learned from the banana experts, monkeys). Head to 0.38 to see what we mean:

Vote here:

Poll Results:

A - I open it from the top (1234)
B - From the bottom, as nature seemingly intended (420)
D - Can't we all just get along? (100)
C - Bananas are gross (78)

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