Celebrated on August 25th
The banana split was invented in 1904 at Strickler’s Drug Store in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. It was originally sold to customers for 10 cents, which at the time was twice the price of other sundaes.
Bananas don’t grow on trees. (Trees have bark and the banana plant doesn’t have bark.) The banana plant is actually the world’s largest herb and closely related to vanilla and ginger. And bananas, like apples and watermelons, can float in water. Who knew!
Bananas and banana peels make great fertilizer (you can compost them, bury them whole, or cut them in small pieces and mix them with garden soil) because of their phosphorous and potassium content. Roses especially like them. Rubbing the inside of a banana peel on houseplant leaves makes the leaves shiny.