Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Banana Guard

Hate it when your banana gets smushed? I have the perfect solution for you....THE BANANA GUARD (retails for $7). I was in a store called Uncle Dan's in Chicago and came across a basket of these (they come in a lovely variety of colors, even glow in the dark) and lost my bearings for a moment. Uh, what store are we in again?
Off the official website:

Q: "Not all bananas are the same size or shape, so how can the Banana Guard fit them all?"

A: The Banana Guard was specially designed to accommodate the majority of banana sizes. Our testing indicates that over 90% of commercially available bananas will fit into the Banana Guard. Highly curved bananas can be straightened ever-so-slightly without harm to fit the Banana Guard shape. The opposite holds true of very straight bananas.

Q: "Will the Banana Guard keep my banana fresh at the end of the day?"

A: Yes, the Banana Guard contains special ventilation holes that allow the banana to ripen at its natural rate.

This is not a joke, this FAQ is really on the website....

Q: "Is there a battery attachment?"

A: No. The Banana Guard was designed for its intended purpose only as a device to prevent banana trauma during transport.

HEHE- banana trauma!

10 comments:

Kristen W. said...

hahahaha! I'm just waiting for the video for "Banana Trauma (ICU Remix)" to hit YouTube; you know someone's gonna market this!

Trophy Life said...

cute idea, very practical! i do throw bananas in my purse....beating them up quite a bit!

Nadja said...

I have never given a second thought to banana trauma. Maybe I'm a poor banana owner.

I feel as though there has been some major sexual-looking undertones to your blog the last couple days, Ms. Took.

wrestling kitties said...

HAHA! This is hilarious!!!

Hurley said...

You're a weirdo. Banana guard $7...new banana 39 cents. Let's do the math, that would be like buying a $1,700 bike lock for my $100 bike?!?

t.w.i.t. said...

In sports, they simply call this a "cup."

Impractical Shoes said...

Valid point Hurley.....The banana guard is a joke

M said...

Well, I know where my economic stimulus check is going.

Two/Dos Pretzels said...

t.w.i.t. - that cracked me up.

Some of the best comments EVER.

Janis said...

This could also be used as a Loaded Boomerang! Stick a banana in there and send it flying it could do some major damage!