Just look at this liquid nitrogen-dipped banana being shot with a steel bearing.


47 Responses to “Just look at this liquid nitrogen-dipped banana being shot with a steel bearing.”

  1. MB44 says:

    Well, well, would you look at that.

  2. Ambiguity says:

    I don’t wish to be pedantic, but this is the Internet, and I’m afraid the Internet’s TOS requires it.

    That’s way too big to be a BB. My guess is that it’s a ball bearing. Maybe shot from a slingshot?

  3. Aloisius says:

    I imagine a chocolate dipped banana frozen in liquid nitrogen then smashed into little pieces would be delicious.

    • chaopoiesis says:

      So would Ferran Adrià.

      • oasisob1 says:

        I’ve tried parsing this comment to understand it, but I only get that you think dipping Ferran Adrià in chocolate, then liquid nitrogen, and then smashing him into little pieces would be delicious. But I suppose you want to say that Aloisius’ dessert idea would be a-peeling to the deconstructionist chef.

    • elix says:

      Ohgod. You’ve given me an idea.

      What’s the cheapest (LEGAL) way to acquire small quantities of liquid nitrogen in Vancouver and do you need a laundry list of certs before they’ll sell to you? I just discovered the ultimate munchies food (prepared just beforehand). Add chopsticks for extra hilarity.

  4. elix says:

    The only way this picture could be any better is if the frozen banana was the horn of a unicorn sculpted entirely out of liquid-N-frozen fruit.

    And while I’m at it, if there was a high-speed video of the horn being shattered, and then a high-speed video of the whole unicorn being ripped apart by a few BB machineguns, because just imagine all of that hypothetical shattering fruity unicorn goodness in slow motion. Just imagine at it.

    But this is still awesome.

  5. cavalrysword says:

    That’s disturbing.

    Not in and of itself, but because I was just at the V.A. Hospital and the lady doctor froze both of my ears with liquid nitrogen.

    Then she asked me to take off my clothes.

    She has a lot to learn about foreplay.

    But I digress.

    It is disturbing because it makes me think that could have happened to my ears after she froze them.

    Woulda made Van Gogh look like an amateur…

    • oasisob1 says:

      Maybe YOU have a lot to learn about foreplay.

    • Brainspore says:

      Like, frozen solid? Or just a spot-freeze to remove a couple of warts?

      • cavalrysword says:

        The phrase “pre-cancerous condition” sticks in my mind.  There was something else, but it had about 25 syllables and didn’t really register over the pain.

        How much she froze, I don’t know.  She didn’t tell me she was going to do it, just sprayed my ear. 

        It hurts, that I know.

        Liquid nitrogen is so cold, it doesn’t actually register as cold.  I looked it up, -320 degrees fahrenheit.  First produced around 1883, so the human body doesn’t have much experience with it.

        I guess it was kind of ugly, though.  People would do a double-take, then recoil and walk rapidly away.  As if it was contagious.

        Not one of the better days I’ve had.

  6. SomeGuyNamedMark says:

    Yes, we have no more bananas

  7. oasisob1 says:

    According to the photographer, he’s using steel bearings.
    Also, check out this pic of a condom-wrapped banana being shot by steel bearing:

  8. DevinC says:

    After eating the last munchy honeycake, B2′s final thought was “B1 can’t be that angry, could he?”

  9. What if I want to think about it too? Or I’m only allowed to look at it?

    • Gilbert Wham says:

      Blink slowly and regularly: one, two, one, two, just look at it, now just imagine it, now just look at it…

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      If you can disable your ego, you should be able to look at it without thinking about it. Otherwise, observing and thinking pretty much go hand in hand.

  10. peregrinus says:

    Finally it comes to me – a name for my band.  ‘Fractured Banana’.

  11. Texas Independent says:

    Back when I was working in an undisclosed location, we had a mouse problem.  We also had liquid nitrogen.  One day, the mouse trap caught a mouse.  One of my colleagues froze the mouse carcass solid, then dropped it in the middle of the table during a lunchtime card game.  The mouse shattered like glass.  The card game ended abruptly.

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