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Double Banana ‘Ten Years of Bad Luck’ Prank Post

by Brett M. Christensen

According to a circulating social media message that features an image depicting a double banana, you will get 5 years of good luck if you repost.

But, warns the message, if you don’t repost, you will get ten years of bad luck.

A few recipients may take the warning seriously and send on the message rather than risk ten years of bad luck.  But, of course, most people will quickly realize that the post is just a silly prank that was never intended to be taken seriously. 
Some versions ramp up the absurdity by claiming that, to get the promised good luck,  you must add the comment “Thank you oh sacred long yellow ones”.

But what of the double banana image itself? Some commentators have suggested that the image may have been “photoshopped”.

However, there is no reason to doubt the authenticity of the photograph. Two bananas do sometimes grow wrapped in the one skin. Such banana anomalies have been well reported over the years.

And, I wouldn’t worry too much about getting bad luck if you don’t repost.  I’ve received the message several times but I’ve never reposted it. So far, my luck has held out. Thus, it seems that the sacred long yellow ones have forgiven me my transgressions.

I’m sure that they will forgive you too.

An example of the post:

Double Banana Prank Post  

Importance Notice

After considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.

These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.

Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.

And finally, after 18 years of writing about scams and hoaxes, I feel that it is time for me to take my fingers off the keyboard and focus on other projects and pastimes.

When I first started Hoax-Slayer, I never dreamed that I would still be working on the project all these years later or that it would become such an important part of my life. It's been a fantastic and engaging experience and one that I will always treasure.

I hope that my work over the years has helped to make the Internet a little safer and thwarted the activities of at least a few scammers and malicious pranksters.

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Thank you, one and all!

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