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High Speed Photography Captures Bullet Peeling Banana

There’s more than one way to peel a banana it would seem and, courtesy of some high speed photography, we get to see how you can get the job done with a bullet.

This peeling technique clearly sacrifices edibility for novelty–for more high speed photographs from photographer Alan Sailer, hit up the link below.

High Speed [Flickr via Boing Boing]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 01/1/13

Comments (14)

  1. NRA

    Again, WHY?! What did that banana do to anyone? Why not just eat it as nature intended? Could it be because shooting it is more photogenic? What subliminal message is being conveyed here?

    Personally, I just don’t understand the need to destroy, destroy, destroy!!! And then to take pictures and pass it off as art?! Call it what you want but I see it as mindless destruction and a possible symptom to an even bigger problem.

    Sorry for being the troll here, but we need to look at the cultural messages in even relatively harmless acts like this. Because it’s not that hard to turn the gun in another direction. So here’s my thought for the new year, STOP PROMOTING VIOLENCE! Even insignificant violence is (pardon the pun) distasteful.

  2. Herb

    You are so right NRA.
    Photography of violent acts is obscenely disgusting. Photography of destruction only begets destruction. As you indicate photography itself leads to destruction.
    To prevent any type of child pornography, or violent acts against people, all photographic devices should be banned, period. Photographing any violent act is a crime. If you happen to photograph a person , be they civilian or law-enforcement, committing violence against another person, you are as guilty of committing a violent act as they are. If the camera was not there, then the violence did not happen.

    Photography is not art, it _is_ violence and it must be stopped, NOW!

  3. Its FUn

    Are you guys even serious?

  4. Miguel Lanigan

    It is the action that is violent . . . Not the recording of it.

  5. Herb

    But if the action was performed and then recorded by, say, a courtroom artist, would it be the same?

  6. mtech

    What would you have the Journalists of the world do?? Resort to Sketch drawings and postage stamps, Get Real!! The people of the world have a right to know and that sadly includes photography.

    If you want to live in the dark ages, cool but don’t force the rest of the world to follow you.

  7. bedlamb

    2 Herb
    LOL. Not sure how some commenters missed your humorous sarcasm.

    2 NRA
    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha dink ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

  8. J.B. Goode

    You guys need a job.

  9. Herb

    @bedlamb – Ding Ding Ding! We have a winna!

  10. Herb

    The point I was trying to slip in was photography is just a tool. Hammers are just tools. Bullets are just tools. Paint brushes are just tools. Bananas are just fruit. Art is just in the eye of the beholder.
    And besides, if we ban this type of art, then we have to ban Gallagher. (hmm, maybe not a good comparison there. :) )

  11. Fuzz

    @NRA & Herb

    I guarantee that when presented with a life and death situation involving a loved one and your only course of action is action, you will show your human side too.

    Great photos by the way, always enjoy high speed photography.

  12. Joe

    @NRA & Herb – Good to see some people still have a witty and smart sense of events and humor. Thanks for a well needed laugh.

  13. MPFS
  14. CaptainSickness

    To all above,
    Is it not OBVIOUS?
    The banana was hopelessly impaled on those bars and the bullet was just trying to dislodge it.
    Its just that the bullet was overly-enthusiastic.

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