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Cool Hunting Video Presents: The International Banana Museum

From soda to silverware, a look inside the largest collection of banana items on Earth

by Cool Hunting Video in Culture on 30 November 2012

There are many interesting and odd things to be found off the shores of the dying Salton Sea in southern California but maybe one of the most unique is the International Banana Museum. Recently transplanted from Culver City, the museum occupies a squat building on the side of the Highway 111 in Mecca, CA, a relatively short drive south from Palm Springs. Housing the largest collection of banana paraphernalia in the world, the museum is a fascinating catalog of all the different ways the iconic fruit can take shape. For our latest video we stopped in and spoke to Fred "Banana Mon" Garbutt, who owns the collection and curates this curious collection.

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