banana equivalent dose

This is a very silly link that I stumbled across while looking up a very serious subject (Fukushima). Fukushima is too depressing for the purposes of this blog, but using bananas as a unit of measurement for radiation exposure? Man, I can’t *wait* till the next time I see a friend eat a banana.

What I find most amazing is that bananas, in large enough amounts, can actually set off false alarms for nuclear detection devices. Like, srsly? Is there a comic book hero yet that got his superpowers from bananas? Cuz, I totally see a workable storyline, there. Or, at least, a storyline that is, on some level, rather a-peel-ing.