Last month had folk scoffing bananas like rabid chimps in an attempt by the Fairtrade Foundation to set a record for the most bananas eaten in 24 hours.

The stunt included 60 volunteers from kitchen gear maker Spooner Industries - because we all know bananas are best served hot from the oven.

Next week will see fundraisers attempt to drum up cash for the dozens of banana-eaters injured slipping on rogue skins following the event. (Maybe.)