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Man Ruthlessly Mocked Online for Rinsing His Bananas Before Eating Them

Man Ruthlessly Mocked Online for Rinsing His Bananas Before Eating Them

This is peak journalism, you guys. I hope you realise this.

A man has been mocked on the internet for asking if anyone else rinses their bananas before eating them, saying that he always does and that he is the normal one.

Hilariously, he posted his question to the Reddit sub r/NoStupidQuestions, proving that there are, in fact, stupid questions after all.

According to the answers on his post, no, people do not usually “rinse their bananas”.

Not unless we are using it as a metaphor for something else entirely, in which case, yes, everyone should be rinsing their “bananas” from time to time.

Funnily enough, the thousands of comments alternated between good fruit and vegetable hygiene and relentless mocking, which was both educational and fun.

“Well, that’s new. I don’t rinse my bananas. Potatoes are different because they’re much dirtier and I still have to handle and touch the insides as I peel them,” wrote one person.

“Yes, you are weird. Would you rinse the wrapping on a Snickers?” added another.

“I run bananas through the dishwasher just to be safe,” quipped a cheeky Redditor.

“Yeah I’m with your GF on this one… do you also rinse an orange before peeling and eating it?” asked someone else. “What about avocados?”

As suspected, the OP’s answer was that he does!

“I do… Although I am questioning a lot of my life choices right now,” he hilariously admitted.

The debate raged on as to which fruits and vegetables should be rinsed before consuming but it all boiled down to this:

If you are peeling and discarding the skin before consuming the product, you don’t have to wash it. But if you are planning on eating the skin, the item should be washed.

And the middle ground — if you are cutting through the skin of fruits or veggies, there is a chance that any bacteria on the outside could contaminate the inside. So you might consider washing it.

And now we are all much wiser for having read up on this gripping topic.

Thank you for coming on this journey with me.



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Jill Slater

Jill Slater

Jill is a busy wife and mother of four young children. She loves nothing more than making people giggle, and loves to settle in with a glass of wine (or four) and wander about the internet. Feel free to follow her to see all the cool stuff she finds!

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