Friday, January 1, 2016

Too Good to be True

I was feeling mighty proud of myself for having the presence of mind to check out the "Mark Zuckerberg is giving away millions to Facebook users" post on SNOPES.  It is, as most now know, an urban legend.  

Fresh from that victory, you might think I would have been more suspicious when my friend sent me the video of the two ladies selling laundry magnets for $69.95 that "clean your clothes without detergent."  But no, not me. I got excited.

Forgetting that I make my own laundry detergent that costs approximately two cents a load, I began thinking about how much money I could save. Then I forwarded the video to Jerry.  Immediately I began receiving (many) scientific looking pages refuting these claims.  Ensnared in the web of my own gullibility, I finally cried "Uncle!"  He was right and I was wrong - another great idea bites the dust.  Why is it so always so easy for me to believe something that's 'too good to be true?'

Later I stumbled across a video on Pinterest where a guy took an overripe banana, put it in a baggie of rice (like you do when your cell phone goes for an accidental swim in the toilet), waited several hours, then used his blow drier on it.  Voilà! The dark-skinned banana magically turned yellow right before my eyes.

That I somehow convinced my skeptical husband and open-minded daughter to try this still surprises me, but I did.  We buried the overripe banana into the rice and then went out to have lunch and shop.  Hours later, we pulled the banana out of the rice and plugged in the blow dryer.  With great enthusiasm, we all watched as the skin turned ... even darker.   

Banana bread anyone?

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

I have a good, over ripe bananas story.

What do you do with over ripe bananas? You freeze them. I had never done that but always wanted to try that frozen banana ice cream like deliciousness I read about.

I had the perfect bananas (bananas get eaten up around our house so this was special to have over ripe.) I put them in a ziploc bag and put them in the freezer.

A few days later, when I was not home, Karl and Kailey decided they were hungry. Scavenging for food, Karl announced he was going to make sausage. (Okay, I am starting to laugh now, even as I am thinking about it.)

He pulled out a ziploc bag and tossed the contents in a pan to thaw and cook. The kitchen took on a much different smell than the smell of sausage cooking. Much to his surprise, he actually was making fried bananas!!!!

I was really disappointed he tossed them. I love fried bananas!!!!