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(BBC)   Rising global temperatures means that potatoes could be replaced by a warmer weather crop. That crop is bananas. B-A-N-A-N-A-S   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 73
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2012-10-31 11:17:25 AM  
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2012-10-31 11:23:58 AM  
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2012-10-31 11:25:45 AM  
I'll have a Royale with Cheese, medium american bananas, and a large orange drink.
 
2012-10-31 11:30:11 AM  
Bananas are the grossest food God created.
 
2012-10-31 11:46:50 AM  
We had banana plants growing outside our house in the '60s. Then Andy Warhol came over and smoked them all.

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//real bananas are dying out, due to a fungus, so it's a good substitute for potatoes. Just plant them in Ireland like it's 1845.
 
2012-10-31 11:47:05 AM  
Without potatos counting will be so much more difficult.
 
2012-10-31 11:51:05 AM  
So gather around Kids for a fun story.

So the Cavendish extinction has been on the books for a while now, after the last strain of bananas got wiped. So a while ago there was a scientist who was working on a new strain that would resist race 4. So he worked and worked for years to get recombination (since 1:10000 bananas are fertile, this a long and painstaking process.) and when he finally did he created the Goldfinger banana cultivar. But it tanked in American markets because it tasted weird, and only found success in Cuba. The scientist was so disheartened that he went out in his banana grove and killed himself.

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2012-10-31 11:55:13 AM  

Kinek: So gather around Kids for a fun story.

So the Cavendish extinction has been on the books for a while now, after the last strain of bananas got wiped. So a while ago there was a scientist who was working on a new strain that would resist race 4. So he worked and worked for years to get recombination (since 1:10000 bananas are fertile, this a long and painstaking process.) and when he finally did he created the Goldfinger banana cultivar. But it tanked in American markets because it tasted weird, and only found success in Cuba. The scientist was so disheartened that he went out in his banana grove and killed himself.

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So eat Goldfinger Bananas! They taste suicide-licious! This ad brought to you by Goldfinger International.
 
2012-10-31 12:02:59 PM  

BitwiseShift: We had banana plants growing outside our house in the '60s. Then Andy Warhol came over and smoked them all.

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//real bananas are dying out, due to a fungus, so it's a good substitute for potatoes. Just plant them in Ireland like it's 1845.


You have been pre-snoped, see upthread.
 
2012-10-31 12:16:24 PM  
OH GOD NO! NOT MY PRECIOUS POTATOES! There's already too much blood in my potato stream as it is. I don't know if I'll be able to survive.

/carb junkie
//at least I can still have my midnight snack of rice
///rice is still okay, right?
 
2012-10-31 12:23:34 PM  

Joe Blowme: From warming that stopped 16years ago? That warming? The same warming that is causing record Antarctic Sea Ice?


Link

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Read your own links, dumbass. From the second one:

Considering we regularly hear about the planet's stressed climate system, is this good news?

Really, it's consistent with our understanding of a warming world. Some of the regional details are not something we can easily predict. But the general trends of decay of the sea ice cover and decay of the Greenland ice sheets and ice caps is in line with what we expect.

The Antarctic has not been warming up as fast as the models thought. It's warming up, but slower. So it's all consistent with a warming planet.
 
2012-10-31 12:26:18 PM  

chandie: OH GOD NO! NOT MY PRECIOUS POTATOES! There's already too much blood in my potato stream as it is. I don't know if I'll be able to survive.

/carb junkie
//at least I can still have my midnight snack of rice
///rice is still okay, right?


Rice grains are the solidified tears of Satan.
 
2012-10-31 12:28:31 PM  
simpsonspedia.net

Approves.

/Go banana!
 
2012-10-31 12:33:32 PM  
How many bananas will it take to kill and Irishman?
 
2012-10-31 01:00:26 PM  
Idaho bananas.

Yah, that's going to take some global warming.
 
2012-10-31 01:26:46 PM  
So, you're telling me that you're a mmmmmm... biatch who likes mmmmmm... bananas?
 
2012-10-31 01:28:33 PM  
Next up: Potato famine causes collapse of fast food industry.
 
2012-10-31 01:40:36 PM  
The last couple of years when we planted a garden, what the heat and drought didn't murder, the bugs carried off.

One of the few things that DID perform really well were the yardlong beans. They didn't seem to care that the temperatures were hanging at 110 by day and weren't dropping below 87 at night, or that the ground they were planted in was turning into Bakelite in spite of attempts to keep it loose and aerated. As soon as the plants reached full size, they started producing and didn't stop until cold weather came along. They DID slow when temperatures started reaching the 105-106 range, but unlike our tomatoes and pretty much everything else, they didn't halt. A single twenty foot row produced something like 30 pounds of beans over the course of a month--we'd probably have gotten more if we'd planted them properly and cared for them correctly, but thanks to the heat and a broken femur, we wound up not spending as much time outside as was required. The only thing they really seemed vulnerable to were leaf miners. They were still producing by the end of October, when we finally ripped them out of the ground.

They also seem to keep well--they originally came from a 70 cent package of seeds, and languished in an empty pill bottle for seven years before I planted them last year--and every last one still germinated. I've got a plastic container filled with the dried seeds and silica gel now, and I plan to see if I can start a few in a greenhouse over the winter for shiats and giggles. I gave another bottle of them to an aunt and uncle, with instructions to keep some seed for themselves and pass some along to someone else.

So yeah, I can vouch for Vigna unguiculata. Your mileage may vary, but they seem tough enough.
 
2012-10-31 02:10:19 PM  
Obligatory:

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2012-10-31 02:23:00 PM  
I'm a banana


I think subby misspelled plantain.
 
2012-10-31 03:58:39 PM  
It's the safe word.
 
2012-11-01 01:29:06 AM  

omgbears: starsrift: Aren't bananas going extinct due to over-engineering anyway?

Yeah, I thought I remembered seeing a string of stories about that too. Go go gadget Google!

Snopes is on the case. (pops)


I would quote Snopes to refute some of their text if they didn't insert javascript to disable selecting text. An asinine Web 1.0 world-view if ever there was one.
 
2012-11-01 02:22:44 PM  
No more Vodka!?! {YAY!} [Shuddup you brain cells, I've got more of you than I need. You too, liver.]
 
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