There is one thing humans are always trying to do and that's freak each other out. Just look at what we do with clowns. If something innocent and sweet can be turned towards evil ends, we will. Take, for instance, the banana.
Writer and producer Kevin Biegel has introduced a new element of fear to the preferred fruit of toddlers and the potassium-deficient. He takes a harmless, ordinary banana, scratches a haunting message into it. Then...he waits.
At first the message is barely visible:
But then the words will surface:
HELP!! That banana KNOWS about me! Friends of Biegel's will suspect him if something like this happens in their fruit bowl, but what if you live alone? What if you put a banana in your grocery basket, and it appears as you unpack at home? I'm crushing a banana in my hand and screaming just thinking about it.
Unfortunately, the idea has gone viral and we're all vulnerable to banana terror now. People love it so much, they think it could be a plot twist in movie:
fyi, I’ve now registered this with the WGA as a spy movie plot— Amy Berg (@bergopolis) July 5, 2018
A movie with a very obvious name:
Banana grams: The Movie.— kevinbiegel (@kbiegel) July 5, 2018
In fact, people like it so much it got turned into a meme:
Something tells me this will be the new trend for summer:
I am absolutely going to start doing this. I need ideas of short things to write....— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) July 5, 2018
There's a lot of directions you could go. Messages from a sentient banana:
It hurts when you peel me.— Warren Leight (@warrenleightTV) July 5, 2018
“Peel me and die”— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) July 5, 2018
"PLEASE DON'T SKIN ME ALIVE!!"— Hannibal Lecter🌊 (@Humanitarian66) July 5, 2018
"Alive inside."— PaulFTW 🌐 🖥⌨🖱🛠 (@PaulFTW87) July 6, 2018
Once it occurs to you to do this, it's pretty hard to resist the pull.
I went to the store today and had to resist the urge to write things on bananas. You are an evil genius.— Marisa Roffman (@marisaroffman) July 6, 2018
Biegel didn't invent the idea; people shared some of their fruit art in the replies:
This banana message trend is just getting heated up. The sky is the limit for where it can go, so buy your banana bunch and experiment. Perhaps with terrifying your children:
...oh man...my 10 yr old is gonna get trolled with this!— Bunnyfufu84 (@Bunnyfufu84) July 5, 2018
“I see you”
“I’m watching you”
“I’m behind you”
Kids are already afraid of fruits and vegetables, anyway.