11 months ago"
Apparently they changed the world record breaking banana eating contests to the most people eating them, rather than one person eating more narnas.
Phew a bead of sweat lay upon my brow...mayhap we're all doing to die early?! But then alas, I found this:
I always thought it was 380 bananas in a single mouthful for a 150lb man.
Looks more like 400 though.
rippin through the retards arguments like hurricane, dr.
are you ever like, man my job is easy!? at least gimme a challenge!
seriously though, yet another simple debunk that took nothing short of... a 20 second google search.
I would like to see two people, one with 400 bananas and another with 400 steaks to see which one keels over and dies.
Maybe a little off the topic, but here in Australia we had two summers in a row where our main bana growing regions were hit horribly with natural disasters and the price of bananas sky rocketed to $13-18 a kilo! (in peak season they are usually as low as $2/kilo). There were problems with elderly people getting admitted to hospital with chest pain, and there was an assumed link as low potassium can cause cardiac symptoms and pensioners couldn't afford to buy bananas!
Luckily the bananas are back to $2-3/kilo this year :-)
$1.69kg at my local Coles!
If you have defective kidneys then too many bananas will put you in hospital or you may die from an overdose of potassium, in much the same way as you could overdose on any water soluble vitamin or mineral.
Its also a common mistake that the banana has a lot of potassium, in fact only around 8% of a banana is potassium, double the amount of protein. It has a lot more vitamin B6 (around 31%)
Potassium chloride is a different matter. Anything injected IV bypasses the body's defences as it is injected directly into the bloodstream. The wrong dosage of anything IV can be fatal. Potassium chloride is a controlled substance in hospitals for that reason.