Just look at this awesome banana peeler.

Just look at it.

Banana Splitter® Banana Peeler -- 'Flip the top off a banana and peel it with ease' (Thanks, Bennett!)


  1. I really must applaud you for finding and sharing so many banana related gadgets. I look forward to the steampunk banana gadget. Seriously, if someone could pull that off it would be truly amazing.

  2. I’m guessing this is aimed at a demographic different from that which buys the banana peeling simulator?

  3. Enough with the banana gadgets! Could anything be easier to peel than a banana? How often do you eat less than one banana and find yourself needing to store the left-overs?

    1. The whole reason he’s doing this, I believe, is because people questioned his first banana post. I very much sense a “this is my blog and if you question the banana, banana I shall post.” thing going on here. So keep it up.

  4. I’ve been biting my tongue on the banana trope for a while. I once picked bananas in Australia. It put me off the bent yellow buggers ever since. Pardon the self-linking, but the public have a right to know where bananas come from:


    And I haven’t even mentioned the huge hormone needle they stick in the bell of the sucker to boost the crop. There’s a whole sequel to Food Inc in that story.

    1. the public have a right to know where bananas come from

      Where I live, they come from down by the pool, between the tangerines and the lemons.

    1. Same here, but I think it’s coincidental. I just hadn’t been to the store in a couple weeks so didn’t have any bananas around. Now I have them and can eat one while just looking at banana gadgets!

  5. I like the catchphrase. If you bought one of these gadgets or used one, you’d be going too far, because the declaration is you should “Just look at it.”

  6. Bananas come in their own packaging, with their own little pull-tab; how lazy have we become that we need some gadget (and more than one of them, judging from the recent flood of topics on the devices) to peel a banana?

    I can’t find it. How am I supposed to eat this banana, if I can’t find my damn banana peeler?

    Seriously, why would anyone need a device to peel a banana? A fruit which is known for its incredible convenience for eating. Down with unitaskers.

    1. I agree! We need an all-in-one banana peeler/chopper/preserver! Your one-stop for all your banana needs!

  8. Once bananas had become widely popular, the companies kept costs low by exercising iron-fisted control over the Latin American countries where the fruit was grown. Workers could not be allowed such basic rights as health care, decent wages or the right to congregate. (In 1929, Colombian troops shot down banana workers and their families who were gathered in a town square after church.) Governments could not be anything but utterly pliable. Over and over, banana companies, aided by the American military, intervened whenever there was a chance that any “banana republic” might end its cooperation. (In 1954, United Fruit helped arrange the overthrow of the democratically elected government of Guatemala.) Labor is still cheap in these countries, and growers still resort to heavy-handed tactics.

  9. Poll time: from which end do you peel a banana (assuming Cory has not sold you a device to do so)? I used to be a pull-tabber but have since learned to do it the other way.

    1. I bite it on the end that it is not attached to the rest of the plant with. The big “pull tab” instead becomes a handy handle to hold the rest of the fruit with.

      If Cory could find a device that could make this forced banana meme funny, that would be really impressive. As it is, it’s just haha banana devices haha ukuleles haha long horse haha this is just tiresome.

      1. If Cory could find a device that could make this forced banana meme funny, that would be really impressive.

        Look around. Pat yourself on the back. We are that device. Now be funny.

  10. Is it my imagination or is that Banana Peeler being demo’d on a plastic banana. No wonder they were having trouble peeling it.

  11. (In another part of the boingBoing jungle)
    Question 2. Bananas cost $6 apiece, except for members of the banana club, who pay $2 apiece.

    * Given full knowledge of Thomas’s preferences, explain how you’d compute his willingness to pay for a membership in the banana club.
    * Given knowledge only of Thomas’s demand curve for bananas, explain how you’d estimate his willingness to pay for a membership in the banana club.
    * Under what circumstances is your estimate an overestimate? Under what circumstances is it an underestimate?

  12. Again, we are presented with evidence of humanity’s de-evolution…the apes are laughing at us!

  13. Just what civilization needed. Imagine the sheer NUMBER OF MAN-HOURS that will be saved by this device! Because everyone knows bananas are the hardest-to-peel fruits out there. Now we can use ALL THAT FREE TIME to find a cure for cancer, perhaps. If youre not SURE this is for you, you can always try the simulator first.

  14. Funny stuff, but “just look at it”, indeed –it makes me sad to think how much useless plastic junk ends up in a landfill because we bought some whizbang new thing that does something cool, only to find that it’s utterly useless, so we throw it out.

  15. are we such a decadent society that we really need a piece of injection-molded plastic just so we don’t have to – what? dirty our fingers? toolessly peel?
    use that banana peeler god gave you at the end of your arm!

    no wonder the rest of the world hates us.

  16. Now that the originals are all off making their filthy lucre in order to be able to buy bananas, I feel that BB is starting to lose its voice. It is a bit like when you just know a bar is going to close because they start doing karaoke. We have the occasional terrible three pop up with some original stuff that is then strained beyond belief while every couple of weeks the voice alters. For me I am starting to get my internet fixes from elsewhere that is not stuck in the ‘memes are funny’ gig.

    So, we get a unicorn with bananas on its horn being ridden by a squid like monster wearing steampunk armour chasing a kitten going ‘We haz bananaz’. Move along now, nothing to see here…

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