Monday, February 20, 2012

If you eat a bunch of bananas, it'll suck up the caffeine!
Is that true?
ThiZ, is that true?
Fine. You wanna know about bananas. Let's learn about bananas.

Ok, first of all, that guy was trolling when he said bananas can "suck up caffeine". I'll tell you what to do about caffeine in a second. Let's talk about bananas first.
  • Bananas are berries. Shut up. Yes they are. They keep their seeds on the inside and are produced from a single ovary. That makes them berries.
  • The things bananas grow on are herbs, not trees. They have no persistent woody stem above ground and die after flowering and fruiting, that makes them herbs.
  • Banana bunches grow with the butt end () facing up, not the tab-end.
  • Bananas are radioactive, but it's no cause for worry. Check out the xkcd radiation chart for more information.
  • Bananas are not an , that's like saying a chihuahua is an atheists nightmare. Natural bananas look like this:
We did this! Humans made yellow-bananas from THESE  things! We have dominion over their very life and death, we are their gods!

When you think of a banana, you are most likely thinking of a Cavendish banana, and guess what? Those aren't long for this world. Say goodnight, Irene, because those suckers have all of NO genetic diversity, which makes them weak as hell against infection and fungus. Ever heard of a Gros Mitchel banana? If you were born after 1950, it's unlikely. Because those things got taken out by the same weakness. They even wrote songs about how .

Yeah, let that sink in for a minute. Songs. About a lack of bananas.

Didn't we cover this already?
We didn't?
Guess I'll write that one next and just answer the question now.
"Can you cancel out caffeine?"
No. No you cannot.
But you can get it out of your system faster by doing the following:

1. Don't drink or eat anything else that contains caffeine until you go to sleep that day.
2. Do drink lots of water.

That's about it, really. Your only other option is to take, melatonin or a sleeping pill if you're having trouble actually falling asleep when it's time for bed. Otherwise you're S.O.L.

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  1. AnonymousMarch 28, 2012 at 6:35 AM

    Please do post on caffeine!

    1. IslaMarch 28, 2012 at 12:19 PM