Not Bananas about Research
Like many taxpayers, I have often fumed over money wasted on dumb and useless scientific research at universities and government agencies. I was pleased to finally see a report on a study that offers all of us some real-life practical benefit [“Say What?,” Fall 2012 News & Notes]. The next time I’m in the supermarket produce section, I’ll keep repeating, “Banana … banana … banana.” If that research report is correct, I’ll get to those ripe fruits one-tenth of a second before the other shoppers.
Jim Bie ’50 La Jolla, California
Published in the Winter 2012 issue