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Saturday, May 9, 2020

Superstitious Saturday Bananas

Superstitious Saturday Bananas

Most people are familiar with the idea that slipping on a banana peel isn’t a good thing. But are there other reasons why bananas are believed to be unlucky?

Apparently this idea may originate from fishing boats. Seriously. Obviously the fact that banana peels are slippery is part of the reason why fisherman aren’t supposed to bring a banana or two in their lunch pails and why they consider them to be unlucky. But it may also be because banana peels release potentially toxic gas as they decay. One banana probably wouldn’t be a problem, but add several rotting below deck…whew!

Also, decaying banana peels would likely attract unwanted bugs, and thus become a problem not only for the crew but for other cargo (fresh produce). It is also believed that sweet smell of bananas lingering on a crew member’s hands might scare the fish away. Hmmmm…

At any rate, it’s probably best to forgo bananas on a boat.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Superstitious Secret #206:
“Some believe bananas are bad luck.”

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“Always take a banana to a party.”
― Steven Moffat

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