This Japanese Robot Feeds You Tomatoes While You Run

Okay, it's not exactly a robot—but I bet it's still the craziest thing you've seen all day. Japanese juice and ketchup company Kagome built a freaking wearable tomato dispenser for a runner at the Japan Marathon this weekend. » 2/21/15 10:00am 2/21/15 10:00am

Genetically-Modified Orange Bananas Are Ready for Human Testing

It's been nearly a decade in development, but a genetically modified breed of bananas that's designed to combat starvation will soon enter human testing. The bananas are rich in beta-carotene which turns into vitamin A in the body. For the children in Africa suffering from vitamin A deficiencies, this is a godsend.… » 6/16/14 3:20pm 6/16/14 3:20pm

All-Natural Bananas Are Filled With Chemicals

The next time you're peeling a fresh, organic, "all-natural" banana just remember: it's filled with tons of chemicals! But don't worry, so is everything else. » 1/19/14 4:15pm 1/19/14 4:15pm

Pre-Peeled, Re-Wrapped Bananas Are the Most Wasteful Sign of the…

In what has to be the worst case of wasteful packaging in the history of modern conveniece, a grocery store in Austria is actually selling pre-peeled bananas that have then been re-packaged in cellophane-covered foam trays. » 9/21/12 1:00pm 9/21/12 1:00pm

Fruit Salad Could be Key to the Car Design of the Future

Between the banana fuel the Australians are working on, and this Brazilian plastic made from bananas, pineapples and other fibrous fruit, transport of the future might just resemble Carmen Miranda. » 3/29/11 8:40am 3/29/11 8:40am

Del Monte Gives Middle Finger to Nature with Plastic-Bagged Bananas…

If... if only there were some sort of container for a banana. Something that would protect the fruit inside, be easy to open, and a cinch to throw away. Oh wait, right. » 3/01/11 11:20am 3/01/11 11:20am

A Fungus Is Destroying The World's Bananas

Tropical Race Four, a soil-born fungus, has been destroying bananas across the world. It kills the plant and makes bananas smell like garbage. That deadly fungus is expected to hit Central America, which is where we get all our bananas from. » 1/04/11 9:20pm 1/04/11 9:20pm

Banana Vending Machine Gives Japan Yet One More Product You Can Get…

Japan sure does love itself some vending machines! From cigarettes to coffee to ramen, you can get all sorts of crazy crap from a machine there. The latest? Bananas! » 7/06/10 8:40pm 7/06/10 8:40pm

Underwear Made From Bananas Hits Australian Shops

We often speak of material being used to conduct electricity, but what if underwear makers AussieBum—who've created underpants made from banana fiber—used carbon nanotubes as well? Think of the possibilities banana-derived electricity-conducting pants could bring you. [KoreaHerald] » 3/10/10 6:31am 3/10/10 6:31am

Oh My Lord: Banana Injector Fills a Banana with Ice Cream

How is it that a patent this brilliant was filed in 1932 but has yet to become the national sensation that it so deserves to be? It fills bananas with ice cream, people! » 8/25/09 11:20am 8/25/09 11:20am

Yes, We Have Some Bananas, 'Cause We Saved Them With NANA Saver

Whole bananas just look after themselves in your fruit bowl until they go all brown and spotty. But if your recipe calls for half a banana, then you know the spare hemibanana is going to go all gooshy really fast and you'll end up binning it. That's where NANA Saver comes in, with its pincer-like action grabbing onto… » 4/17/08 8:15am 4/17/08 8:15am

Banokia Banana-Shaped Cellphone Handsfree: Why Is This Real?

Nearest I can tell, this banana-shaped handsfree handset is real. Dubbed the Banokia (!) by creator Mockia, it works with different brands of cellphones using one of four connectors. Now then, what does it do other than hook up to your cellphone? Well, it makes you look like a total ass for starters. Imagine the… » 2/20/07 8:59am 2/20/07 8:59am

A BananaGuard a Day Keeps the Bruises Away

Bananas are among the more delicate fruits, in need of protection inside a lunchbox or backpack. If you're a banana aficionado like we are, you'll need the Banana Guard, a hard plastic case for those phallic fruits that will keep those icky brown bruises away. Hey, BananaGuard also makes a great Halloween costume for… » 10/31/06 4:16pm 10/31/06 4:16pm