If you can’t say something positive…

Tonight at 11: Are your bananas trying to kill you?  We’ll tell you what you need to know.

– Every local TV station reporting this story

In antimatter news, bananas generate antimatter.

The study, released by the American Society for Googling Stuff (ASGS), indicates that the potassium found in ordinary bananas has isotopes, and “some fraction” of them emit a positron when they decay.

The positron (from the Latin for “positive particle”) is one of the three fundamental building blocks (or “trons”) of the universe discovered by the ancient Greeks.  The other two are the electron (“democratically chosen particle”) and the megatron (“transforming particle”). Continue reading