You've been peeling bananas incorrectly your whole life — this is how monkeys do it

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Have you ever tried to peel a banana from the stem, only to wind up struggling and squishing that precious, precious banana flesh? Well settle down, because you've been peeling bananas incorrectly, and once you learn how to do it the right way, you'll never suffer again (at least while peeling a nanner).

This YouTube video from 2009 breaks it down perfectly.

Instead of peeling the banana at the stem...

You've Been Peeling Bananas Incorrectly Your Whole Life — This Is How Monkeys Do It

This man makes peeling a banana look very difficult.

Source: YouTube

...you actually want to start peeling at the opposite end of the banana. That's right. Do it like a monkey.

You've Been Peeling Bananas Incorrectly Your Whole Life — This Is How Monkeys Do It

Source: YouTube

The nubby end that's opposite the stem is actually easy to peel — all you have to do is give it a little pinch, and then split it right down the middle. No more struggling ever again!

Also see these uses for bananas and banana peels:

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You've been peeling bananas incorrectly your whole life — this is how monkeys do it

Tenderize meats

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Polish silverware

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Use as plant fertilizer

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Attract birds and butterflies

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Treat small scrapes, bruises and rashes

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Give as a treat to your dog

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