The Banana Splits Are Back With a ‘Horrible, Bloody Vengeance’ in Syfy Horror Movie Trailer

RELATED STORIES One banana, two banana, three banana… gore?! A beloved children’s show is back “with a vengeance, a horrible, bloody vengeance,” in Syfy’s The Banana Splits Movie, which released its first trailer on Thursday. Directed by Danishka Esterhazy (Black Field) and penned by Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas, the telepic follows a family of […]

Nokia’s latest nostalgia-bait feature phone is the 8110 “Banana Phone”

Enlarge / Neo gets a call on the original Nokia 8110. (credit: Warner Bros. Pictures) The year is 1999. Computer programmer Thomas Anderson sits at his cubicle, contemplating the latest dressing down from his boss. His thoughts are interrupted when a delivery arrives. He rips open the FedEx package to reveal a loose, unboxed phone. The phone […]

The Banana Trick and Other Acts of Self-Checkout Thievery

Beneath the bland veneer of supermarket automation lurks an ugly truth: There’s a lot of shoplifting going on in the self-scanning checkout lane. But don’t call it shoplifting. The guys in loss prevention prefer “external shrinkage.” Self-checkout theft has become so widespread that a whole lingo has sprung up to describe its tactics. Ringing up […]

Banana fiber sanitary pads can solve big problems in India

With its sanitary pads for the Indian market, startup company Saathi solves two problems at once. Just 16 percent of women in India use them due to poverty and other reasons, which causes health and social issues. At the same time, manufacturing them wastes millions of gallons of water, and two million tons of pads […]

This coffee alternative has more potassium than a banana and as much caffeine as a shot of espresso

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Instagram / @livezolausEver wished you could get energized in the morning without feeling like you have to give up hydration and health in exchange for a little cup of […]

‘One banana, two bananas’: Amazon’s latest market disruptor is free fruit

Is Amazon becoming a ‘Banana Republic’? Its Community Banana Stand staffed by “banistas” and “bananagers” offers the fruit for free to anyone in the community. The internet retailer expanded the gimmick to the nation’s capital to celebrate its Prime Day. Since Amazon began its banana stand in 2015, the online giant has distributed 1.7 million […]