08/11/2017 15:41 EDT

This Is How The 'Slipping On A Banana Peel' Gag Became A Thing


Though it hasn’t been at the forefront of comedy for many years, everyone is still familiar with the old “slipping on a banana peel” gag. But where did that concept originate?

According to the information purveyors at Today I Found Out, it actually goes back to when bananas first appeared in the United States. Here’s their latest bunch of knowledge, ripe for your assimilation. (Sorry.)

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