Banana-drama at charity fun run
An unusual discovery of a real banana split left charity workers open-mouthed after they peeled a banana and found two of the fruits nestled inside.
The fruit was among a batch destined for participants in the World Cancer Research Fund's (WCRF) Beat the Banana! fun run in London's Hyde Park.
Teresa Nightingale, general manager for WCRF, said: "We've been doing fruit giveaways as part of our Fruity Friday campaign for some years now, but no one here has ever seen anything like this before.
"If I had not seen it with my own eyes I would probably have thought it was a joke - I'd love to know whether anyone else has ever seen anything like this or has any idea of how rare this is.
"It just seems such an amazing coincidence that we discovered our 'double banana' the day before our Beat the Banana! fun run. I think it's this banana that will take some beating."
The bananas were donated by Dole Fresh UK, which sponsored the annual Fruity Friday event, designed to raise awareness about the importance of eating fruit and vegetables.