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Food for thought | intelligent design

A professor of design once explained to me that bananas are the most sophisticatedly designed fruit, for the following 3 reasons:
1) knob at the top and directional fibers for maximum peeling ease
2) skin acts as a glove so hands never need to touch the fruit
3) no seeds
It’s a design that screams “eat me!!”

Have a nice weekend.

via masahiro minami

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10 comments

1 Cow { 04.23.10 at 9:12 pm }

But, it’s more proper to open it from the bottom. Also, the seeds are all bunched together at the bottom.

2 Cow { 04.23.10 at 4:12 pm }

But, it’s more proper to open it from the bottom. Also, the seeds are all bunched together at the bottom.

3 L. O. Itzmi { 04.24.10 at 8:43 am }

What fruit has its seeds on the outside? You have only 15 seconds! Go!

4 L. O. Itzmi { 04.24.10 at 3:43 am }

What fruit has its seeds on the outside? You have only 15 seconds! Go!

5 Johnny { 04.24.10 at 10:01 pm }

strawberries

6 Marco { 04.25.10 at 2:16 pm }

Cashew as well. plus the seed can be roasted and salted deliciously.

7 Marco { 04.25.10 at 9:16 am }

Cashew as well. plus the seed can be roasted and salted deliciously.

8 Johnny { 04.26.10 at 10:24 am }

mmmmm. this is making me hungry

9 Shawn { 04.27.10 at 12:43 pm }

This reminds me of the Bruno Munari book describing good design as an orange. I’m hungry now, too!

10 Shawn { 04.27.10 at 7:43 am }

This reminds me of the Bruno Munari book describing good design as an orange. I’m hungry now, too!