· The scientific name
for banana is “musa sapientum”,
which means “fruit of the wise men.”
· The fastest
marathon ever run by a competitor dressed as a fruit was 2 hours, 58 minutes,
and 20 seconds—recorded at the Barcelona Marathon. The runner was Patrick
Wightman from the United Kingdom, who dressed as a banana.
· The Banana Club
Museum located in USA houses the world’s largest collection devoted to any one
fruit. It contains more than 17,000 banana items, most of which have been
donated by members.