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55 Banana Breakthroughs

From Creepy Fruit Carvings to Peeling Summer Pops

— August 22, 2011 — Lifestyle
Fruit is not just for eating, and these banana breakthroughs demonstrate the various designs inspired by this piece of food.

The shoe industry is one section influenced by this particular fruit, as heels miraculously don the shape of a banana. This is a great way to enjoy this fruit without actually stopping for lunch. If fashion is not your passion, check out the creepy carvings artists have done on the side of a peeled banana. As this list shows, banana breakthroughs are not constrained to the food business alone, but span across a wide range of fields.

Implications - Many consumers are looking for the bizarre and alternative in everyday products. Companies would be wise to alter their commodities with unusual twists to appeal to this growing consumer base.
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Banana-Based Tableware
Banana-Based Tableware
The Pigment France Line of EcoTable Accesories From Banana Tree Trunks
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Gory Fruit Movie Parodies
Gory Fruit Movie Parodies
The Clones Production Team Recreates 'Aliens' With a Banana
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Fruity Flower Pods
Fruity Flower Pods
The Banana Bud Vase from Jonathan Adler is Interestingly Creative
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Bruised Banana Masterpieces
Bruised Banana Masterpieces
Jun Gil Park Illustrates Jazz Scenes by Oxidizing Peels
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Fruity Seasoners
Fruity Seasoners
The Banana Salt & Pepper Shaker is Playfully Deceptive
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Animal-Inspired Epiphanies
Animal-Inspired Epiphanies
Monkeys Teach Us How to Peel a Banana Properly
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Banana-Shaped Vehicles- N6 Matteo Gentile
Banana-Shaped Vehicles- N6 Matteo Gentile
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Retro Banana Jumpsuits
Retro Banana Jumpsuits
Founder of the 'International Banana Club and Museum' is Bananas
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Deficiency-Fighting Smoothies
Deficiency-Fighting Smoothies
Nanoparticles Added to Foods Combat Anemia or Zinc Deficiency
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Fruity Character Campaigns
Fruity Character Campaigns
The Chiquita Banana Sticker Bring Playfulness Back to Healthy Eating
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Skin-Stripping Fruits
Skin-Stripping Fruits
The Electronic Banana Peeling Simulator Leaves Us Wondering "Why?"
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Banana-Based Vehicles
Banana-Based Vehicles
Lighter, Faster and Eco-friendly Autos from Plant-Based Plastics
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Banana-Soled Sandels
Banana-Soled Sandels
The Camper SS11 Collection is Known as the Together Project
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Banana Protectors 2
Banana Protectors 2
Nana Banana Saver Prevents Browning
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Fruit Pastry Accessories
Fruit Pastry Accessories
This Q-Pot Banana Cupcake Necklace is Super Adorable
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Redundant Fruit Freshsavers
Redundant Fruit Freshsavers
The Banana Saver Clip is Silly, but Kinda Cute
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Personal Produce Protectors
Personal Produce Protectors
Reusable Fruitsuits To Save Your Bananas From Mushing
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Glowing Banana Protectors
Glowing Banana Protectors
The BananaGuard Prevents Mushing AND It Glows in the Dark
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Fruity Exhibitions
Fruity Exhibitions
Fallen Fruit Shows the History of the Banana in L.A.
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Illuminated Lanterns and Banana Leaf Boats
Illuminated Lanterns and Banana Leaf Boats
Thai Candle Festival 2008
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Fruitful Phone Receivers
Fruitful Phone Receivers
The Banana Phone Headset Will Make You Monkey Around
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Disney Bananads
Disney Bananads
Fruit Stickers Promote DVD
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Cute Banana Containers
Cute Banana Containers
The ChiquiSafe Fortifies Your Fruit Against Squash-Scale Impact
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Massive Fruit Decor
Massive Fruit Decor
A Large Fiberglass Banana is Your Home's Full Serving of Awesome
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Scrumptious Jelly-Filled Fruits
Scrumptious Jelly-Filled Fruits
Sandee A.'s Strawberry Bananas are a Fruity Way to Feed Friends
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Fruity Docking Stations
Fruity Docking Stations
Charge 'N' Fruit is a Yummy Mix of Food & Technology
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Banana Hammock Bans
Banana Hammock Bans
UK's Alton Towers Implements Speedo Ban
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Banana Freshness Packaging
Banana Freshness Packaging
The Del Monte Banana Plastic Wrap Doubles Shelf Life
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Color-Coordinated Groceries
Color-Coordinated Groceries
Marco Ugolini and Pedro Motta Turn Groceries Into Art
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Banana Phone Photoblogs
Banana Phone Photoblogs
'People Talking on Bananas' is a Potassium-Filled Fun Fest
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Fruity Fortresses
Fruity Fortresses
Banana Bunker Protects The Fruits You Peel
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Anti-Slip Banana Peels
Anti-Slip Banana Peels
Slip No More Decals
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Fruit Powered Electronics
Fruit Powered Electronics
Plug Your Alarm Clock Into An Orange
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Shattertography
Shattertography
Brock Davis Shatters Everyday Objects That Ought Not to Break
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Peeling Summer Pops
Peeling Summer Pops
Peel Down Refreshing & Fruity Flavors with This Banana Popsicle
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Banana Boats
Banana Boats
Jacob Dahlstrup Creates Vessels Out of Real Fruit
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Viral Tech Ads
Viral Tech Ads
Sony: Store The Impossible (II)
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DIY Valentine Stickers
DIY Valentine Stickers
The Twig & Thistle Naturally Sweet Stickers are Clever and Cute
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Fruity Etchings
Fruity Etchings
The Laser-Engraved Banana is a Work of Edible Art
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Funky Frugivorous Platforms
Funky Frugivorous Platforms
The Jeffrey Campbell Fruit Slice Heel is So Delicious You Could Eat It
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Banana Box Lights
Banana Box Lights
The Chiquita Chandelier
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Banana Heels
Banana Heels
Fruit-Inspired Pumps From Sergio Zambon
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Peelable Flash Drives
Peelable Flash Drives
The USB Banana Charger is a Cute Way to Sweeten Your Desk
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Fruit-Inspired Furniture
Fruit-Inspired Furniture
Rocking Banana Sofa for Saloni 2009
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Luxury Branded Bananas
Luxury Branded Bananas
Kazuki Guzman Marks Up Fruits for Playful & Humorous Artwork
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Giant Banana Loungers
Giant Banana Loungers
The Luxury R15 Armchair Takes Cues From Inflatable Seating
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Iconic Polaroid Photography Exhibits
Iconic Polaroid Photography Exhibits
Andy Warhol Still-Life Retro Images
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Fruit-Chopping Contraptions
Fruit-Chopping Contraptions
The Chef'n Bananza Banana Slicer Makes Cutting Quick
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Fruit-Inspired Beverage Packaging
Fruit-Inspired Beverage Packaging
Japanese Juice Carton Looks Like a Banana
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Banana Doodle Art
Banana Doodle Art
Funny Creations Drawn on Unique Canvases
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Feline Banana Leaf Basket Bed
Feline Banana Leaf Basket Bed
Eco-friendly Sleeping and Lounging Cat-a-Sphere
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Weird Measuring Devices
Weird Measuring Devices
10 Peculiar Rulers To Prove Size Does Matter
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Creepy Fruit Carvings
Creepy Fruit Carvings
A Japanese Artist Creates Unique Banana Sculptures
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Fishy Fruit
Fishy Fruit
Photoshop Animals Made by Turning Produce into Living Creatures
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Wearable Sculpture Shoes
Wearable Sculpture Shoes
This Kobi Levi Footwear is Totally Bananas
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