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Japan Creates Bananas With Edible Skin, Using Ice Age DNA Method

The fruits are still so rare that only 10 are going on sale each week.

For those who can’t live without bananas, there’s no way one can improve on such a superb fruit. Bananas are rich in potassium, making it one of the healthiest fruits one can eat. They also have a delicate sweetness that makes them a staple from drinks to pastries.

Bananas are awesome just the way they are, but the Japanese think otherwise. How can they improve on such perfection? Well, they actually made bananas with edible skin!

Called the Mongee Banana (produced mon-gay), the fruit is grown by D&T Farm in the Okayama Perfecture. The name is an Okayama slang for “incredible.”

They used an ancient DNA method, called ‘Freeze Thaw Awakening,’ that goes back to the ice age. 20,000 years ago, plants would emerge from the winter condition to grow. During this period, plants start to grow as temperatures increase gradually, with maximum daytime temperatures at just 12 to 13°C. At night, the mercury would drop below zero. In order to recreate these conditions, the darm froze the banana saplings to -60°C, waiting for them to be thawed before planting again.

The technique enables them to make the bananas grow big enough in just fo months, an amazing improvement for the typical time it takes for bananas to grow, which is two years.

The Mongee is sweeter, containing five grams extra sugar compared to the typical banana grown in the tropics.


The innovation comes at price though. Each fruit costs 649 yen or $5.70. The fruits are still so rare that only 10 are going on sale each week.

As a spokesman for D&T Farm said:

“Banana peel is an excellent ingredient that can contain vitamin B6 and magnesium related to the synthesis of serotonin.

“At the same time, rich in substances called “tryptophan” which is a raw material of serotonin, which stabilizes the mind and has sleeping action.

“Research results that ripe fruit peels have inhibitory effect on prostatic hypertrophy has also been published.”

The high price tag is not surprising, considering that Japan imports 99% of its bananas. This homegrown variety can be considered as a luxury item.

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Photo Of Neil Armstrong’s Spacesuit Doesn’t Match Footprints On The Moon

Will this prove that NASA’s moon landing was fake?

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong set his right foot on the moon. He was the first human being who ever walked the lunar surface. He was aboard the Apollo 11 with two other astronauts, Edwin (Buzz) Aldrin and Michael Collins.

However, despite the tantamount pieces of evidence NASA and the United States have given the public, the mission has been the center of conspiracy theories for decades. Many of these arguments pointed out that the landing was fake and staged. Despite that, no single theory has proven this claim until today.

It was not until August 2016 when a new item has suggested an evidence of a staged moon landing in the very first thing that landed on the moon - Neil Armstrong's boots. ...

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The Self-Healing Smartphone Glass Screen Is All Sorts of Awesome

Say goodbye to your cracked phone screens!

Clumsy and careless people, rejoice! It’s time to permanently say goodbye to your cracked smartphone screens. An awesome new solution has just surfaced – and it’s been discovered by accident.

According to recent reports, a new type of polymer glass that mends itself when pressed together is currently in development, as of this writing.

A self-healing polymer glass is now being developed by researchers.

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21 Psychological Tricks That Can Help You Read People’s Minds

Don’t you know that much of our ability to tap into someone else’s feelings and emotions is through reading nonverbal emotional expressions?

If we are given superpowers, it is safe to assume that most of us would want to have the ability to read minds. In reality, however, this 'power' doesn't have to be fiction - it can be very achievable. Some read other people’s minds using intuition, but there are those who do it by reading a person’s body language.

Science tells us that human beings are capable of acquiring information (around 55 percent) through nonverbal communication. This includes gestures, mimics, and body movements, among many others. Using these will allow you to unmask a person and understand what they feel or think.

Below are signals that you must pay attention to, as they can help you unravel an individual’s mystery....

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