The Most Interesting Fruit in the World (Ep. 375)

...six million tons of Cavendish bananas each year, or 110 bananas per person; the U.S., about 130 bananas per person. Canada beats us both, with 150 bananas. So you can...

The Economics of Bananas

...have cost at least twice as much per pound as bananas. Americans eat as many bananas as apples and oranges combined, which is especially amazing when you consider that not...

FREAK Shots: The Mystery of the Banana Stand

...fruit stand except for the fact that the BSL [Banana Stand Lady] will sell you two bananas for $1 and will sell you three bananas for $1! They are the...

Banana Arbitrage

Photo: jetheriot Bananas are a popular topic on this blog. In February, a reader wrote in with this odd banana stand pricing phenomenon. And in 2008, Dubner explored the potentially...

Press Release of the Day

...the story: Hi Stephen, I think you and your New York Times readers will go bananas for this one: Mikey the chimp has been training to play in the 2006...

The Guinness Book of World Records Editor Answers Your Questions

...of Cheese and a Wall of Bananas, etc. — see previous point) it’s just too specific to one village. And too weird. As I said before, we reject 95 percent...

Is Tipping Really So Hard?

...from BAMsoft Tiptap, from Made with Bananas Tipulator, from tap tap tap Tip Calc, from Charles Ying Tip, from Carlos Perez CheckPlease, from Catamount Software Tips, from Kudit.com mTip, from...

Will the Anti-Locavorism Never End?

...with an adequate supply. Other fruits such as bananas and oranges are not produced at all because conditions are unfavorable for growing them. What does this situation mean in terms...

Want A Politically Viable Gas Tax? Make It Voluntary

...our book Why Not? we give dozens of examples of how existing ideas can be made better by flipping things around. For example, it would be easier to peel bananas...

Why Are Kiwis So Cheap?

...may be dear, For reasons that will soon be clear: Picking them’s below our station, To lower costs we need migration. Bananas have a different story, Seedless magic, breeder’s glory,...