Tudor Bananas

Are bananas period? Apparently so, according to the recent discovery of a 500-year-old banana skin in London. The development shatters previously-held beliefs that the banana first came to Britain in 1633.

Dave Saxby, chief archaeologist from the Museum of London, who supervised the excavation of a fish-rearing tank in Southwark, says the banana skin, apparently tossed into the pit, was saved from the London fire of 1666 by the "rotting sludge" of the pit.