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    A Riddle

    Nothing to do with alchemy...or maybe in some way it might.

    Just for fun...
    There is a fruit eaten by millions all over the world, every day that really should not exist. It has no seeds, yet it is found all over the world. The plants are not trees, but rather, perennial herbs The trunk is nothing more than the plants outer leaves. The real stem isn't visible until it pushes up through the top, first forming a purple flower then it turns into the fruit. After the reproductive cycle is finished, the plant dies. It went through its entire cycle without seeds. The mature fruit has no seeds. Another plant can only be generated from a piece of the root stock, yet these are found all over the world. The only other seedless fruits are those that have been genetically modified.
    The fruit I'm talking about also contains all of the vitamins and minerals needed for mankind's metabolism. It is the only food that can maintain itself by itself, with complete nutrition. It is found everywhere but no one knows how it came to be everywhere, or where it came from!
    How did this fruit, which can fully sustain man, come into being? Did it happen by itself? Also, it isn't even a fruit or a vegetable. It is a perennial herb, that grows to about 30 feet, making it the tallest plant without a woody trunk.
    What is it?

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    Banana.

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    at least it grows high, the plant is a herb, and it has no seeds (so not really a fruit anyway)

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    Quote Originally Posted by elixirmixer View Post
    Banana.
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    Most people are completely unaware of this fact but there is a fruit that is eaten by millions of people all around the world everyday that is quite remarkable and in all reality, simply shouldn’t exist. I’m talking of course, about the banana. Bananas are actually the most mysterious fruit in the world because bananas have no seeds and what makes this even more mysterious is the fact that they are found in almost every country in the world.

    Now that may not sound so odd at first but let me fully explain this enigma to you: Firstly, banana plants are not trees; they are actually a perennial herb. The trunk of the plant is really nothing more than the plants outer leaves. The real stem of the plant doesn’t actually become visible until it pushes out through the top to produce the large purple flower that will eventually develop into the fruit. Then, having finished its perennial reproductive cycle, the plant dies. The problem here, is that in the reproductive cycle of the banana, seeds are completely absent from the mature fruit! A new ‘seedling’ (known as a ‘sucker’) can only ever be generated from a piece of the plants rootstock and yet bananas are found in almost most every place on earth, even on quite remote and isolated islands.

    How in the world did they all get there?

    The seeds certainly weren’t carried across the oceans by prevailing winds. To fully appreciate this anomaly first consider that the only other seedless plants that exist anywhere in the world are things like seedless grapes, naval oranges and the many genetically modified varieties of commercial vegetables that can now be purchased, the point is, any other seedless plants that exist, anywhere in the world, are all that way because they have genetically modified!

    And yet here we have the humble banana, which is also the only food in existence that contains exactly the correct requirements of vitamins and minerals for mans metabolism completely. It is the only food that man can live on healthily, by itself, with complete nutrition, it is found all over the world and yet we have no knowledge of how it could possibly have come into being. It seems highly improbable that the worldwide distribution of a seedless fruit that is perfectly tailored for sustaining man would have just somehow ‘happened.’

    It is extremely unlikely for such a plant to have ever been produced by nature all on its own and many people believe that somehow, somewhere, sometime, someone in our far distant past genetically engineered bananas into the widely dispersed and remarkably nutritious plant that we find everywhere in such abundance to day.

    These people cite that bananas are living daily proof of an ancient culture that spanned the entire globe in remote pre-history. Botanists also now tentatively agree that the spread of the banana plant appears to have radiated outward from the Pacific region.

    The Banana plant incidentally, is not actually a fruit or a vegetable, but it does reach a height of around 30 feet at maturity which makes it the Worlds largest herb and the tallest plant in existence that does not have a woody trunk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andro View Post
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    AH the actual quoted paragraphs from the book I am reading. Seems some here have read it or are familiar with it. I've only just started it, and came across the interesting facts about the banana. Maxwell Igan's book Earth's Hidden Secrets. Very interesting so far. Great detail on artifacts, ancient civilizations, etc.

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    Guys, bananas do have seeds. Just google for banana seeds you'll see plenty of images in which you see bananas with seeds. It's just the modern sort of the banana (name: Cavendish) that's without seeds. It's the same with seedless watermelons or seedless grapes.. They are bred that way (done in the 1950s). Nothing mysterious about it.
    Last edited by Aaron; 10-24-2016 at 12:14 PM.

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    The only fruit to have radioactive isotope of potassium:

    K40, the radioactive isotope of potassium, is about 0.01% of potassium. That means any given banana contains 45 micrograms of radioactive potassium. Potassium 40 decays very slowly as beta radiation (electrons), with a half life of ~10^9 years (3*10^16 seconds).
    Are you sure there is NOTHING mysterious about this plant?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elixirmixer View Post
    The only fruit to have radioactive isotope of potassium:

    Are you sure there is NOTHING mysterious about this plant?
    Yes I am sure. Many fruits (and many other foods aswell) contain potassium-40. Apricots have 4 times as much per gramm as bananas...
    Last edited by Aaron; 10-24-2016 at 08:07 PM.

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    Your just jealous cause i worked out it was a banana and you didn't, so now your spreading banana hate speech, trying to get attention.

    I wont stand for you talking about bananas like that.

    To the gallows with you.
    Join me; on a voyage of stupidity, and self discovery: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=vccZSHroTG4

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    Are we seriously talking bananas on an alchemy forum? )) Why not potatos? They can make lightning!

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