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Why is there no Fruit of the Loom banana?

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One theory (although likely spurious) says that the banana was left off because sailors are superstitious about having bananas on their boats, and Fruit of the Loom underwear would be forbidden if there was a banana on the label.

The simplest explanation is that the design was originally an apple, and then a classic cornucopia, or "horn of plenty," which until the discovery of the Americas would not have included the banana (native to the New World).

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