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  • n. Plural form of banana split.


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  • The time intervals between the four stages of slipping on a banana peel: loss of friction, hang-time, spit-take, and of course the thud, or finish.

    World-class competitors aim for a clean, quick start, symmetrical and full -- but not prolonged -- follow-through in the middle splits, and as short a thud as possible.

    Banana Splitting, or BS, is being considered as a demonstration sport for the 2016 summer Olympics. The USOC's training facility, in Split, Croatia, is known among athletes as Splitsville.

    October 8, 2008