Where Did the Banana Come From?
The banana has been called the most ancient fruit on earth, for it was being enjoyed by man long before recorded history began. The banana probably first grew in Malaysia and Thailand in Southeast Asia, and was spread by natives to China and India at a very early date. Alexander the Great and his soldiers, who conquered parts of
This dancing yellow banana gained its legendary popularity after appearing in a late 90’s flash clip called Peanut Butter Jelly Time. The clip attracted a a lot of attention and became a worldwide hit, one of the first Internet memes. The banana slowly made its way into pop culture, making several appearances in TV shows and other media. Variants of the emoticon include dancing carrots, cucumbers, onions and other characters such as Sonic, Mario, Megaman, etc. This banana icon is sometimes incorrectly called the Banana Man. To learn more about the beloved banana and it’s history, visit its Wikipedia entry.