- Jun 18, 2009   Updated: Apr 25 2011
Whether in name, flavour, shape, or symbol, these banana-related ideas won't easily become bruised (bad joke).

Science, fashion, food, security, and commercial packaging trends are all represented in this widespread cluster.

Keeping in mind that the healthy, tasty, and organic goodness of a banana is no secret, there's no wonder inventors have exploited these potassium-filled gems!

Implications - From vehicles shaped like Bananas to sushi packed full of delicious fruit, the innovations gathered here are anything but banal. My particular favorite are the banana protectors that glow in the dark, because you could definitely have a lot of fun seeing your produce emanate with an eerie light in the middle of the night.

From Recycled Banana Box Art to Banana-Flavor Beer: