… That… wait for it, wait for it… I bet you are not expecting this: Humans share 50% of their DNA with bananas?
The banana fruits (which are actually berries) develop from the banana heart, in a large hanging cluster, made up of tiers (called “hands”), with up to 20 fruit to a tier. The hanging cluster is known as a bunch, comprising 3–20 tiers, or commercially as a “banana stem”, and can weigh 30–50 kilograms (66–110 lb). Individual banana fruits (commonly known as a banana or “finger”) average 125 grams (0.276 lb), of which approximately 75% is water and 25% dry matter.
The fruit has been described as a “leathery berry”. There is a protective outer layer (a peel or skin) but some crazy people still think they need to wrap bananas in plastic…
Bananas are naturally slightly radioactive, more so than most other fruits, because of their potassium content and the small amounts of the isotope potassium-40 found in naturally occurring potassium. The banana equivalent dose of radiation is sometimes used in nuclear communication to compare radiation levels and exposures. Eating a banana or making a banana cinnamon tea in the evening might also help you sleep better.