Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur

Practical uses for black light: banana ripeness

Check out this amusing article from Ars Technica last week: it turns out that, when a banana is perfectly ripe, it glows bright blue under black light. Taking bets on how long it takes before someone comes out with the Home Banana Ripe-Checker (available for $19.95 only on TV if you order today!).

Of course, my other immediate reaction is that this is surely a good thing to know for Paranoia Live games: they've now come up with a way to create Higher-Security-Level bananas. There's the hook for a game right there...
Tags: science

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