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...

Where Do Good Ideas Come From? (Ep. 368)

...turn on a clever transformation — a pair of bananas that represent a horse’s hindquarters; a poppy-seed bagel is repurposed into a man’s chin, mid-shave. Even when the topic is...

How to Make School Lunches Healthier

...have also been aided by the inclusion of a wider variety of fruits, plums and peaches, in addition to the standard trio of apples, bananas, and oranges. (HT: The Monkey...

Saving Money By Converting to Christianity

...might include a cow or buffalo, a chicken, bananas, incense and rice wine. “So if I sold that buffalo and took the money to pay for medicine, it is about...

Can Britain Get Its “Great” Back? (Ep. 393)

...Barnes — John Barnes is a black, British person who played football, very talented. In those days when he played, the 80s, it wasn’t uncommon for bananas to be thrown...

Food + Science = Victory! (Ep. 226)

...that most people pick in this country are extremely low in antioxidants. And that includes things like melons and sweet corn, white sweet corn and white potatoes and bananas, iceberg...