Pink and fuzzy bananas


Pink, fuzzy bananas are real. Pink, fuzzy bananas that contain hard seeds are mostly grown for decoration but when eaten are sweet and soft. Even the U.S. Department of Agricultural recognizes one of their nicknames: hairy bananas.


The Twitter account Unbelievable Facts highlighted the existence of this fruit, posting the below-displayed image and text that promoted not only the bananas’ colour and texture, but also its purpose.




Next, there’s another post’s assertions about the banana’s appearance: that it’s pink, fuzzy, and peels on its own.


These are true, according to an arm of the Department of Horticultural Science at North Carolina State University.


Nicknamed the “hairy banana” or “pink velvet banana,” the fruit (scientific name: Musa velutina) belongs to the banana family of plants, Musaceae and produces fruits that are about three inches long, pink, and fuzzy. “They peel back when ripe,” according to the plant’s profile in a database operated by the university.



It is also true that the plants are mostly grown for decoration, rather than for eating, according to the profile, which indeed described them as “ornamental” and “showy.”


However, if someone did try to eat the bananas, they would indeed taste a soft, sweet fruit with hard seeds, as the post claimed. “Fruits have soft, sweet flesh that can be eaten but the numerous seeds are very hard,” the profile said.


Likewise, “blue java bananas” — which have an outer blue skin and taste like vanilla ice cream — belong to the same family of plants.


Coke should always be poured on wheels when traveling alone


Another strange rumour that was displayed in online advertisements.


A strange online advertisement in February 2022, that showed Coke being poured out of a bottle onto a car tire and rim with the caption: “Always Place Coca-Cola On Your Wheels When Traveling Alone, Here’s Why.


The ad appears on several news websites alongside legitimate news stories. This may have led some readers to believe that this was a real and genuine tip that “always” needed to be done, perhaps for a safety reason.



When you clicked the ad, it led to an 81-page slideshow article on a website called Beach Raider. The headline read: “Simple And Affordable Car Hacks Every Car Owner Should Know.” On page 81, the Coke bottle wheels tip will show up:


Clean Your Wheels With Coke

You’ve probably heard the expression “use Coke to clean this” a million times, but a cola and dish detergent combination can remove all of the road dirt and brake dust from your rims and leave them shining. Some people worry that the soda would make things stickier, but the detergent you use prevents accumulation.


In fact, we did find several YouTube videos that purported to show that Coke and dish detergent could be used to clean car tires, just as page 81 said.


However, the ad was false and misleading in that it claimed drivers should “always place Coca-Cola on your wheels when traveling alone.” It never explained this because it was nothing more than nonsensical clickbait.


You might be wondering what was in the rest of the 81-page article. One tip we looked at said to use olive oil and a coffee filter on your car’s dashboard to keep it clean. Our initial thought was that this might make your car smell like an Italian dinner.


However, to our surprise, Allstate Insurance Company recommended this same tip in a video on their YouTube channel:




Allstate Insurance Company. How to Clean Your Car’s Dashboard With a Coffee Filter and Olive Oil | Allstate Insurance. 2019,


In conclusion, no, drivers do not need to “always” or really ever “place” or pour Coke on their tires and rims (or wheels) when traveling anywhere. Advertisers can apparently be fairly inventive with their clickbait these days. We rate this as FALSE. We are just glad and hope that readers do not have to click through all 81 of those pages.




Bruce Lee’s Inspirational Quote


“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times,” Lee is quoted as saying.


The inspirational quote attributed to martial arts and film legend Bruce Lee has been circulating on line for years, prompting some to ask whether the quote is real. The quote is about the value of consistency in practicing to perfect a skill.


Did Bruce Lee Say This About the Value of Practice?



The quote is authentic. It was posted to Twitter by the official Bruce Lee Twitter account, which is run by Shannon Lee, Bruce Lee’s daughter


Lee is a cultural icon — a martial arts maestro who created his own discipline, Jeet Kune Do.


The quote is meant to instill in its audience the importance of perfecting a technique, rather than a scattered approaching of learning many things but never getting good at them.


Bruce Lee is best known to the public at large as a martial arts film star with lightning fast movement but,  after his sudden death at the youthful age of 32, his widow, Linda Lee Caldwell published a book containing a collection of Lee’s writings about his martial art form, “Tao of Jeet Kune Do.”