Prep your stunt banana out of site. All it takes is a small hole in segments down the length of the banana, as you’ll see in the video. Rock the needle back and forth to make sure you get clean cuts for the reveal.
Fruit is good for a healthy mind, so are things that force you to think outside the norm. To do this, grab a banana and a thick needle and get stuck in (excuse the pun).
Call someone over to reveal your skill. Avoid showing them the side of the banana with the holes made with the needle.
I was about to eat this banana, but I wanted it chunky, not plain… fortunately I have an invisible sword... Watch this.
Pretend to make a few slices towards the banana with your hand, as if it’s a sword.
That looks cut up quite nicely don’t you think?
They may look confused. Then casually peel the banana to reveal that it’s been pre-sliced inside its skin.
- That’s better, manageable chunks, so much easier to eat.
- Don’t worry, you haven’t gone bananas.
- Would you like to try my invisible sword?
Get them to try some invisible sword action on another banana. Either prep it beforehand or leave it whole depending on your desired outcome. If it stays whole, tell them, “You have a lot to learn, grasshopper.”
If it’s pre-sliced, ask them for your sword back, because it’s not a toy.
Can you do the same with banana bread?
Are you a black belt ninja?
Is variety really the slice of life?
- When you want to get people curious.
- When you want to make people smile.
- When you need to show someone that you are not bananas.
- the canteen
- team building events
- social gatherings
- A fresh banana and a thick needle – a thin needle won’t work so well
- Prepare the banana by piercing the skin with the needle and rocking the needle back and forth, inside the banana, to create the “slice”. A healthy sized banana may require about 6 or 7 such piercings, about 1 cm apart.
- This will take a bit of practice. But it is easy to do. After a couple of bananas you will be a fruit ninja.
- People may think you are a bit of a fruitcake.
Do It Yourself (DIY)
a banana and a solid sewing needle
we are talking bananas
don’t bruise the banana – fresh yellow ones look best here
time to impact time to impact
pretty much there and then
size of audience size of audience
one-on-one or a small group
possible health risk possible health risk
fruit is good for you
reusable how many times you can use it
training needed training needed
you may need to practice this a couple of times to get the hang of it