An expert explained why sailors had never taken bananas on board before.

We all know about the superstitions of representatives of this profession. It was once believed that bananas could bring misfortune to the ship and the people on it. And this was due to several reasons at once. DiscussThe expert explained why sailors never used to take bananas on board

The expert explained why sailors never took bananas on board before© Hubbards Marina

In addition to methane, overripe bananas emit ethylene. Because of this substance, fruits and other foods that are near bananas ripen and spoil faster.

Finally, some animals hid in the banana bunches and entered the ship. Mostly they were poisonous spiders, but sometimes scorpions and snakes.