Thursday, 25 August 2011

When is a Bunch not a Bunch?

When did you last buy a bunch of bananas?
Answer: probably never! Why?

Ten or more connected bananas are known as a HAND - whereas the typical little "bunch" you might buy in a supermarket is actually called a CLUSTER.

A BUNCH of bananas is, in fact, the correct term for the entire crop of a single banana plant. Each BUNCH may contain as many as fifteen hands (between 150 - 300 bananas), and weigh more than your average teenager!

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