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Wipe the inside of the banana on anything leather, jackets, shoes etc. Wipe away the residue with a cloth and voila, a clean piece of leather.

Rub the inside of a banana on some old wooden furniture, rub away the residue and voila, clean furniture.

Remove the sting of a mosquito by rubbing the inside of the peel on the sting, it won't remove the bump but it will remove the stinging.

Rub ink stains of your skin with the same method used on the last step. The ink will be completely gone.

Put a banana skin in a large glass bottle. Put the bottle on a surface close to where there are a lot of flies. The flies will fly into the bottle, attracted to the banana skin and will be trapped.

It might sound weird that I know all this but my friend was telling me about bananas and when she talks about something she really talks about something

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