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  • 28,000 Pounds of Discarded Banana Peels Will Be Put to Good Use After Disney Races

    01/16/2019 2:30:28 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Runners' World ^ | January 13, 2019 | Jacob Meschke
    It’s not just in Mario Kart—banana peels can be a real problem for many races around the country, not only causing hazards for runners and spectators, but leaving massive amounts of rotting waste behind for volunteers to clean up. Chiquita, the massive international fruit producer, is taking steps to change that. When the gun of the Walt Disney World 5K went off at 5:30 a.m. on Thursday morning, it signaled the start of Chiquita’s new role as the official banana sponsor of the entire Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend, as well as other runDisney events throughout the year. The move...
  • Woody Allen's Secret Teen Lover Speaks: Sex, Power and a Conflicted Muse Who Inspired 'Manhattan'

    12/17/2018 6:54:28 PM PST · by simpson96 · 27 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 12/17/2018 | Gary Baum
    In 1976, 16-year-old model Babi Christina Engelhardt embarked on a hidden eight-year affair with the 41–year-old filmmaker that mirrors one of his most famous movies. Now, amid the #MeToo reckoning and Allen’s personal scandals, she looks back with mixed emotions on their relationship and its unequal dynamic. Sixteen, emerald-eyed, blond, an aspiring model with a confident streak and a painful past: Babi Christina Engelhardt had just caught Woody Allen's gaze at legendary New York City power restaurant Elaine's. It was October 1976, and when Engelhardt returned from the ladies' room, she dropped a note on his table with her phone...
  • $18 Million Worth of Cocaine Found Amid Banana Shipment Sent to Texas Prison

    09/24/2018 7:07:24 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    KTLA ^ | September 23, 2018
    On Friday, department officers went to pick up two pallets of donated fruit and quickly discovered something off about the weight of the boxes. “One of the sergeants just noticed one of the boxes didn’t seem quite right,” Jeremy Desel, department spokesperson, told CNN affiliate KTRK. This isn’t the first time drug smugglers have tried to use fruit to hide contraband. In 2017, almost two tons of marijuana was disguised as limes in a commercial shipment coming across the Texas-Mexico border. More than 34,000 of the fake fruit packages were discovered by an imaging inspection system and narcotics K-9 team....
  • End of BANANAS? Scientists warn favourite fruit could become EXTINCT

    07/05/2018 7:51:06 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 51 replies
    Daily Star ^ | July 5, 2018 | Martin Coulter
    Experts say a special breed found in Madagascar could hold the key to keeping them alive. But there are only five known trees in existence. Scientists are racing to develop new banana varieties strong enough to survive Panama disease, which is a major threat to banana crops around the world. Because bananas are clones, the disease is able to spread very quickly from one to another. It is currently wreaking havoc with crops in Asia – but could wipe out the world’s supply if it spreads to America. Richard Allen, senior conservation assessor at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, told...
  • Arguing with Trump Surrogate, Chris Cuomo Echoes CNN’s Lame “Apple, Banana” Ad

    10/25/2017 6:23:28 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    CNN recently rolled out an ad implying that President Trump tries to tell the American people that an apple is a banana, but that CNN is dedicated to “facts first.” The ad has been met with ridicule, as in the Daily Caller parody seen in this article. You’d think that any self-respecting journalist would run from the ad. But there was good CNN soldier Chris Cuomo echoing it on his show today. Arguing with Trump surrogate Jason Miller regarding the reliability of polls during the 2016 election, Cuomo said, “it’s apples and bananas, my friend.” View the video here.
  • Trump and Melania Pass Out Bananas in Florida

    09/14/2017 3:10:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 14, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Trump’s down in Florida, gets off the airplane and goes… (scoffs) Folks, you know what I just saw? They’re passing out bananas in the food tent. Trump and Melania and the team, they’re passing out bananas. You know what this gonna lead to? You know damn well what this is gonna lead to. I got a bad feeling. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: No, bananas are actually the perfect food for the weather conditions in Florida, for heat and humidity. For replenishing electrolytes and the things that are necessary to keep your body functioning, bananas are the perfect food. You may...
  • Greek life retreat ends abruptly with bias concerns (Banana peels are racist)

    08/31/2017 6:05:24 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 96 replies
    This weekend, leaders from Ole Miss Greek life convened upon Camp Hopewell in Lafayette County for a three-day retreat designed to build leaders and bring campus closer together. The retreat was cut short Saturday night, however, after three black students found a banana peel in a tree in front of one of the camp’s cabins. The students shared what they found with National Pan-Hellenic Council leaders, sparking a day’s worth of camp-wide conversation surrounding symbolism, intended or not. In the midst of the open and sometimes heated discussion, senior accounting major Ryan Swanson said he put the banana peel in...
  • Bodega worker suffers broken jaw after violent avocado attack (Must see video)

    06/13/2017 10:21:22 PM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 13, 2017 | Joe Tacopino
    Two men were caught on video launching avocados at a Bronx bodega worker — breaking the man’s jaw with the succulent fruit. The men went on the wild fruit-slinging spree in the Stadium Gourmet Deli near Yankee Stadium after an argument about their food order at about 4:45 p.m. on May 29, according to police. After being viciously pelted with both avocados and bananas, the 21-year-old bodega clerk was taken to Lincoln Hospital. The victim suffered cuts and fractures to his face as well as a broken jaw. Cops were looking for the two suspects Tuesday night.
  • Woman accused of smearing bananas on cars at Trump’s club

    01/23/2017 5:25:25 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 36 replies
    News Channel 8 [wfla.com] ^ | January 23, 2017, 3:37 pm | AP
    PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) – A woman is being charged with sneaking onto President Donald Trump’s private Mar-a-Lago club shortly before his inauguration and smearing bananas on cars.
  • Banana Republics and the Nuts Who Run Them

    07/10/2016 6:08:41 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 14 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-10-2016 | MOTUS
    Remember back in the 70’s when Woody Allen was funny? What a great portfolio:Sleeper - So how would you feel if your name was Miles Monroe and you ran the Happy Carrot Health Food Store in Greenwich Village and you went into St. Vincent's Hospital for a minor operation one morning and woke up two hundred years in the future? And America had become a police state? Ha Ha! As if that could ever happen! And like anyone would ever admit that butter, steak and chocolate were good for you! Play it Again Sam - He's your average, ordinary movie...
  • Chiquita is blocking a 9/11 victims’ bill

    06/05/2014 11:12:24 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 6/4/14 | Tim Mak
    For years, the conglomerate paid off Colombian militias. So it’s no wonder the company is now furiously lobbying to stop a bill that would make it easier to sue terror financiers. Washington makes for strange alliances—and even stranger enemies. But this could wind up being the oddest confrontation of all. Chiquita, the world’s largest banana producer, is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to block a 9/11 victims’ bill. And outraged supporters of the legislation accuse a senior lawmaker, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, of working with the fruit kings to stand in their way. According to Congressional lobbying disclosures, Chiquita has...
  • Mumbai police force-feed thief dozens of bananas

    01/11/2016 5:09:17 PM PST · by PROCON · 33 replies
    channelnewsasia.com ^ | Jan. 11, 2016
    MUMBAI: Indian police successfully deployed an unusual technique to retrieve a gold chain that a thief had swallowed while officers were in hot pursuit - they force-fed him more than 40 bananas. The man denied snatching the chain from a woman in the street in Mumbai and swallowed it in a desperate bid to conceal his crime last week, but hospital X-rays suggested otherwise. Police in the western Indian city administered an enema which failed to yield the desired result. Doctors said an operation would be the best way forward, but police officers decided it would be too expensive and...
  • Bananas- movie- Mad Dictator Scene

    09/21/2015 10:44:20 AM PDT · by John S Mosby · 15 replies
    You Tub-e ^ | 10/4/2011 | Bananas-the movie
    New info from Havana and the Pope's visit. New "freedoms" celebrated... and monitored as in every good socialist/marxist dictatorship. Have a laugh in the face of the serious happenings. "The official language of San Marcos (Cuba), will be Swedish. All citizens will be required to change their underwear on the 1/2 hour.....underwear to be worn on the outside, so we can check. Also, all children under 16 years old, are now... 16 years old". From the movie (woody allen's- his last worthwhile funny film from long ago-- considering what a perv he is) "Bananas"- appropriate with the shiite going on...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Kiss The Girls And Make Them Die"(1966)

    05/25/2014 1:41:16 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 7 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1966 | Henry Levin
  • Is the Banana Slipping Away?

    03/16/2014 8:50:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 16, 2014 | Steve Chapman
    Some people lie awake nights worrying about terrorist attacks, giant asteroids crashing into the Earth or war with Russia. I can slumber peacefully through those perils. What causes me to wake up screaming is the banana blight. To say I'm favorably inclined toward bananas is like saying Miley Cyrus has overcome her inhibitions. I have an unbroken record of eating two bananas a day that stretches back to the Johnson administration. Two is the bare minimum I regard as necessary to sustain life. I'm not ashamed to say there are days when I've gone through five. After that I stop...
  • Merger to make Chiquita world's biggest banana company

    03/12/2014 7:43:35 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 16 replies
    U.S. banana producer Chiquita Brands International and Ireland's Fyffes have agreed to merge and create the world's largest banana company. The combined company, to be known as ChiquitaFyffes, is set to displace privately-held Dole from the No. 1 spot.
  • Scorpion on Bananas Stings Grocery Store Worker

    01/13/2014 4:56:37 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 28 replies
    NBC News (Philly) ^ | 01/06/2014 | staff
    A Pennsylvania man is recovering after he was stung by a scorpion that hitched a ride on a shipment of Chiquita Bananas imported from Honduras. Giant spokesman Chris Brand told NBC10 that a worker at the Giant food store in Havertown, Pennsylvania was unloading bananas when he was stung by the scorpion. Brand wrote in a statement that the company regrets the incident and has taken immediate steps to prevent it from happening again. The unidentified worker was treated and released from Delaware County Memorial Hospital. The worker is doing “okay” though he’s still experiencing pain in his hand, according...
  • World’s banana supply at risk from increasing number of bugs and spread of fungal disease

    12/17/2013 9:56:16 AM PST · by Red Badger · 45 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | PUBLISHED: 06:30 EST, 17 December 2013 | UPDATED: 09:49 EST, 17 December 2013 | By William Turvill
    'National emergency' declared in Costa Rica, one of the biggest suppliers Country produces 1.2 million tons of bananas each year - one in five could be ruined by plagues of mealybugs and scale insects Elsewhere, banana-eating fungus from Asia and Australia is spreading Plagues of insects and a spreading fungus are threatening the world's supply of bananas, researchers have warned. A state of 'national emergency' has been declared in Costa Rica, one of the world's biggest suppliers, while separately a banana-eating fungus from Asia is believed to be spreading. Officials in the Central American country of Costa Rica fear that...
  • Family forced to flee home after deadly spiders start hatching out of bananas

    11/05/2013 8:45:45 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    Metro.co.uk ^ | November 4, 2013 | Metro
    A family had to move into a hotel and fumigate their home after deadly South American spiders began hatching out of a bunch of Sainsbury’s bananas. Terrified Consi Taylor, 29, said she saw something that looked like mould on a Colombian Fairtrade banana she was eating. However, on closer inspection she said she saw some ‘funny looking spots’ and realised something was wrong. ‘I had a closer look and was horrified to see they were spiders. They were hatching out on the table, scurrying around on my carpet. I was so scared I started crying,’ she told The Sun. Sainsbury’s...
  • (Planet of the Apes Goes PC) - 'Sexist' Gorilla Being Kicked Out of Dallas Zoo; Ape To Get Therapy

    09/26/2013 5:04:03 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies
    NYDN ^ | Wednesday, September 25, 2013 | Lee Moran
    'Sexist' gorilla being kicked out of Dallas Zoo Patrick, a 23-year-old Western lowland gorilla who was born in the Bronx Zoo in 1990, has nipped at female apes he was to mate with and even bit one, and has belittled others. Patrick will be transferred to the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens in Columbia, S.C. A "sexist" male gorilla at Dallas Zoo is being evicted and sent for therapy after he bit one female companion and belittled others. Patrick — a 430-pound Western lowland born at New York's Bronx Zoo in 1990 — will be moved to Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens...