A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from November 30, 2016
“Never make eye contact while eating a banana”

"Never make eye contact while eating a banana” is a jocular saying that has been printed on many images. Eating a banana often represents the sex act of fellatio.

“I find it awkward to make eye contact with someone while eating a banana” was posted on Twitter on December 12, 2007. The “Banana Rule” ("No employee should look at another employee while either employee is eating a banana") was entered in the Urban Dictionary on February 12, 2009.

“Never make eye contact while eating a banana” was posted on Twitter on June 17, 2010. Several YouTube videos of women eating bananas made the concept viral in 2012 and 2013.


Twitter
Sam8
‏@Sam8
I find it awkward to make eye contact with someone while eating a banana.
4:32 PM - 12 Dec 2007

Urban Dictionary
Banana Rule
The rule that states No employee should look at another employee while either employee is eating a banana. Direct eye contact shall be avoided until said banana is completely consumed and the peel is deposited into the trash receptacle.
Dont look at me. You are violating the Banana rule.
#banana #lips #suck #bannana #rule #eat
by dub jay February 12, 2009

Twitter
John Roman
‏@JohnRomansPants
Never make eye contact with another man while eating a banana
10:43 PM - 13 Apr 2009

Twitter
Stephen
‏@CpnRad
@StJeanie never make eye contact while eating a banana
7:19 AM - 17 Jun 2010

Twitter
Jessica
‏@AmorIntent
So this is a repost but I lol’d. “ Unwritten rule of the day: Don’t make eye contact while eating a banana”
2:44 PM - 25 Jul 2010

Twitter
Clau C. Arbour
‏@eto1l
lu sur #facebook - Unwritten rule of the day : NEVER make eye-contact when eating a banana....
4:41 PM - 27 Jul 2010

Demotivation
Never - Make Eye Contact While Eating a Banana
2011.06.24 submitted by x.x 462

Google Books
5,000 Great One Liners
Compiled by Grant Tucker
London: Biteback Publishing
2012
Pg. ?:
Unwritten rule of the day: don’t make eye contact while eating a banana.

YouTube
Never Make Eye Contact While Eating a Banana
KaliDonelle
Published on Sep 29, 2012
I read something on Facebook that said “Never make eye contact while eating a banana” so I thought we would test this out and find out what it means.

Google Books
Somethin to Say
By Melony Osterhoudt
Lulu Press, Inc. (Lulu.com)
2012
Pg. ?:
Never make eye contact when eating a banana

YouTube
Never Make Eye Contact While Eating a Banana Prank
DmPranksProductions
Published on Oct 1, 2013

Google Books
ports and Identity:
New Agendas in Communication

Edited by Barry Brummett and Andrew Ishak
New York, NY: Routledge
2014
Pg. ?:
Morrison’s humor rooted in sexual content and innuendos often manifested as he was responding to fans, “Never make eye contact while eating a banana>“

WittyStory
150 Best Whatsapp Status
BY ADMIN ON DECEMBER 1, 2014 IN BEST WHATSAPP STATUS
(...)
92 Never make eye contact while eating a banana.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Wednesday, November 30, 2016 • Permalink