How Bananas Defy the Laws of the Known Universe

March 24, 2007

Some time ago, I stumbled upon some oddity about bananas. I could have easily checked it up somewhere, Wikipedia or else, but instead I'll share my thoughts before and thus we can all enjoy me making fun of myself while wallowing in questioning ignorance.

So what's with bananas? Well, they don't have any seeds in them. Last time I ate a banana, I couldn't figure out why they even exist. In my mind, trees produce fruits as a way to reproduce. Like, apples, there are seeds in them, and when birds or other animals eat them, they usually scatter the seeds via their pretty anuses. So that's the plant plan of trees: eat my fruits, and scatter my seeds.

That's where bananas just stump me. If there is no seed in them, what's the plan? Take my fruits and... enjoy? Is there some other way for the banana tree to spread its species? I'm totally ignorant of the technique, so far, but I'm quite curious. Could it be that the banana tree is the first being in this universe that is truly and genuinely altruistic? If so, I propose we adopt the banana as a symbol of ultimate spirituality and peace, as well as of charity and oneness. It would also mean that the universe works as one system and not as a fragmented set of smaller sets which fight for their own, but a system where each part is a part of the whole of everything!

The banana should thus be printed into a hypothetic world flag, and proudly exposed the world around. Imagine that: bananas floating on the high poles, carelessly waving in the wind! Banana world! A world where we all do things for the Big Plan of God! Hallelujah!

Now, if you know what's the matter with bananas having no seeds, please feel free to deflower my dream and inform my ignorance. The sooner, the better.


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