Looking for a fun way to mess with complete and utter strangers who love buying bananas?
That’s a super specific and kinda weird thing to be seeking in life, but oddly enough, Twitter user @kbiegel has you covered.
On Thursday, @kbiegel learned the following perfect produce-related prank: When you scratch messages onto the peel of a banana, the letters will eventually turn brown and reveal the words.
So essentially, you could write messages on bananas in-store, and banana-loving strangers will find your words hours later when they take their fruit home. Creepy, right?
“Favorite new thing: Scratching haunting things into bananas at the market so when people take them home hours later and the words appear they think a ghost knows their secrets,” @kbiegel explained on Twitter, sharing two photos of bananas.
If you look closely at the photo on the left, you can just about make out the message inscribed on the peel. But in the photo on the right, presumably taken hours later, the letters have turned brown and are very in-your-face, revealing the creepy AF message: “I KNOW WHAT YOU DID.”
Like, OK — this is kinda cool and funny but also highly unethical when you think about it. We definitely advise against messing with people’s food, and intentionally scaring strangers is not a smart idea. There’s a lot of bad shit in the world already, and it doesn’t really seem necessary to add the fear of ghosts possibly flying around in fruit bowls to anyone’s list of worries.
But if you want to pull a lighthearted banana prank on your friend or family member, consider writing a kind, a-peel-ing banana message that could fill someone’s day with joy. Heck, maybe one day banana proposals will even be a thing.
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