On Saturday mornings, my family would gather around and watch as Looney Tunes villains targeted our favorite characters with anchors and bombs and laugh as Bugs Bunny and friends would retaliate with none other than…banana peels. Although the banana seems less dangerous than your everyday anchor, the slippery peel would turn the characters upside down and flat on their backs.
This theatrical yet serious act was not invented by the Looney Tunes characters though. Rather, the origin of the dangerous banana began in the early 1900s when the popular fruit peel would be left on the ground to rot and create a slimy, slippery hazard, according to the Myth Busters on Discovery. [Read more…]