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Why is there no Fruit of the Loom banana?

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2011-08-29 12:47:46

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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