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So it turns out the banana did it.
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Banana = the fruit? Was a crime committed?
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Banana = the fruit? Yes. Was a crime committed? Noish.
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Hmmm...

Does it involve a guy dressed in a banana suit? Is there only 1 person involved? More than 1? 5? 10? 50? 100?

Is death involved? Sickness?
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Hmmm...

Does it involve a guy dressed in a banana suit? No, unfortunately. Is there only 1 person involved? More than 1? 5? 10? Ten to twenty-ish. 50? 100?

Is death involved? Noish. Sickness? No.
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Did the banana do something good? Bad?
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Did the banana do something good? Bad? This, kind of.
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Did the whole banana do it? Or just the peel? Or the fruit itself? Is the slipperiness of banana peels relevant? Could an apple have done it? Or a banana made of plastic? Is a prank relevant? Practical joke?
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Michael Jackson's song Smooth Criminal relevant?
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Did the whole banana do it? Good question. I suppose the whole banana did it, inasmuch as a banana can do anything, but one part(ish) is relevant. Or just the peel? No. Or the fruit itself? No. Is the slipperiness of banana peels relevant? No, but good thought. Could an apple have done it? Yes. Or a banana made of plastic? No, good q. Is a prank relevant? Practical joke? No to rest.

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Michael Jackson's song Smooth Criminal relevant? Not particularly, nor is the Alien Ant Farm cover. =)
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Smoothies relevant? Was the banana eaten? Did it ruin something? Did some undesirable part of the banana get into a food product?
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The people involved, were they H? A? M/F? Or mixed? Is it relevant?
Was there any harm caused to them? Did "banana's act" made them angry? sad? unhappy?
Was banana on tree when it did it? Did it involved banana falling off the tree?
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Is naturally occurring alcohol in bananas relevant?
Fruits ripening and going bad in presence of bananas?
Fruit flies and other insects attracted by bananas?
Bananas used as party symbol in presidential elections in Africa ( about half a year ago, as I recall )?
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Smoothies relevant? No. Was the banana eaten? No. Did it ruin something? No. Did some undesirable part of the banana get into a food product? No.

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The people involved, were they H? Yes. A? Yes, or close to it. M/F? Or mixed? This. Is it relevant? Not really.
Was there any harm caused to them? No. Did "banana's act" made them angry? sad? unhappy? No.
Was banana on tree when it did it? No. Did it involved banana falling off the tree? No.

Emeraldink (Emeraldink)

Is naturally occurring alcohol in bananas relevant? No, interesting thought.
Fruits ripening and going bad in presence of bananas? No.
Fruit flies and other insects attracted by bananas? No.
Bananas used as party symbol in presidential elections in Africa ( about half a year ago, as I recall )? No, all good ideas!

I'm thinking I threw y'all off with the "Noish" to "was a crime committed?" It's literally a no, but crime is involved.
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Was banana used to imitate a weapon?

What was the main feature of banana that made it suitable to be used in the way it was:
being a fruit?
being yellow?
its shape?
its size?
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Is the Monty Python sketch where John Cleese teaches his students to defend themselves against someone armed with a banana relevant?
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Was banana used to imitate a weapon? No.

What was the main feature of banana that made it suitable to be used in the way it was:
being a fruit?
being yellow?
its shape?
its size? No to all, though there is a feature that makes a banana more suitable than something else.

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Is the Monty Python sketch where John Cleese teaches his students to defend themselves against someone armed with a banana relevant? No, but I love that one.
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Was it the fact that a banana peels easily? Was the banana peel what "did it"? The fruit itself?
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Was it the fact that a banana peels easily? No. Was the banana peel what "did it"? No. The fruit itself? Yesish.
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Is the banana used as a prop? Is it peeled? Altered in some way? Thrown or dropped? Is its smell relevant? Its ability to attract tons of tiny flies?
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Is the banana used as a prop? Noish. Is it peeled? Yes. Altered in some way? Yes. Thrown or dropped? No. Is its smell relevant? No. Its ability to attract tons of tiny flies? No. =)
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Is the banana sliced? Cooked? Put in a smoothie? A banana split? Is it eaten?
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Is there just one person directly interacting with the banana? Two? All 10-20 people? Is this person/people touching it? sniffing it? peeling it? intending to eat it? intending for someone else to eat it? using it for performance art? using it to make something? combining it with other objects/fruit? If not everyone is directly interacting with the banana, are the others watching? Or just affected by what happens?

When the banana "does it," it is peeled, correct? Is it otherwise intact and banana-shaped? Is it bruised? mashed? sliced? underripe/overripe? Is the peel still attached at the bottom?
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Is there just one person directly interacting with the banana? Two? All 10-20 people? This. Is this person/people touching it? sniffing it? peeling it? intending to eat it? intending for someone else to eat it? using it for performance art? No to all! using it to make something? Yesish. combining it with other objects/fruit? Yes, for svv of objects. If not everyone is directly interacting with the banana, are the others watching? Some may be doing this. Or just affected by what happens? Not really.

When the banana "does it," it is peeled, correct? No, again, given that a banana can't really "do it." Is it otherwise intact and banana-shaped? Is it bruised? mashed? At some point, yes. sliced? underripe/overripe? Is the peel still attached at the bottom? No to rest.
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Um, I think you missed my questions.
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Does this puzzle have anything to do with the latex/sap that oozes out of banana plants?
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Um, I think you missed my questions. Sorry, Balin, didn't see 'em!

Is the banana sliced? Cooked? Put in a smoothie? A banana split? Is it eaten? No to all.

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Does this puzzle have anything to do with the latex/sap that oozes out of banana plants? Nope.
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Is someone injured? Killed?
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Okay, so they're using it to make something - sort of. But not a food product, correct? And they're not touching it at all. This doesn't have anything to do with bananas as a phallic symbol, does it? Is the banana still on a banana tree? Wind or weather relevant? Does this scene take place outdoors? Does someone step on the banana? Sit on it? Kick it? Does it get planted (I assume bananas can be planted) and grow a new banana tree?
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Is someone injured? Killed? Hm...yope. Not literally. But murder is the crime.

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Okay, so they're using it to make something - sort of. There is a final product. But not a food product, correct? Yes. And they're not touching it at all. This doesn't have anything to do with bananas as a phallic symbol, does it? Heh, no. Is the banana still on a banana tree? No. Wind or weather relevant? No. Does this scene take place outdoors? No. Does someone step on the banana? Sit on it? Kick it? Does it get planted (I assume bananas can be planted) and grow a new banana tree? No to rest.
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Is there a play involved?
Or a movie?
Are they using the banana as the foley (sound effect) of someone getting killed?
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Is there more than one banana involved? Is a game being played? Is there an attempt at murder? Using a banana as a weapon? Did someone hold up a bank, then try to pull out a gun to shoot the teller, but pulled out a banana instead? And "shot" that?
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Is there a play involved?
Or a movie?
Are they using the banana as the foley (sound effect) of someone getting killed? No to all.

Balin (Balin)

Is there more than one banana involved? Possibly. Is a game being played? In a sense. Is there an attempt at murder? No. Using a banana as a weapon? No. Did someone hold up a bank, then try to pull out a gun to shoot the teller, but pulled out a banana instead? And "shot" that? No, but funny image.
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Is there a reenactment of some sort? Is the banana representing a gun?
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Is there a reenactment of some sort? No, though it might be loosely described as acting something out. Is the banana representing a gun? Not at all.
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Is juggling involved?
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Is juggling involved? No.
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Is the "final product" tangible?
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Is the "final product" tangible? It is, in fact, though just barely.
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Is the banana shot from a cannon? Blown up? Destroyed in some way?
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Is the banana shot from a cannon? No. Blown up? Nope. Destroyed in some way? I think "mashed" was the best way to describe it.
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Was it mashed with an object you'd expect to be used to mash a banana? Or something completely unorthodox, like a sledgehammer?
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Is the banana smoked?
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Was it mashed with an object you'd expect to be used to mash a banana? Several objects could be used, but yes, probably nothing unusual. Or something completely unorthodox, like a sledgehammer? No.

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Is the banana smoked? No.
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Was the mashing object a kitchen utensil? Something else found in the kitchen? Is this important?
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So the final product is mashed banana? Does it contents mashed banana? Is it some kind of liquid made out of banana? Is it unintentionally consumed by someone?
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Was the mashing object a kitchen utensil? Could be. Something else found in the kitchen? Is this important? Not really.

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So the final product is mashed banana? Not exactly. Does it contain mashed banana? Yes. Is it some kind of liquid made out of banana? Partly, yes. Is it unintentionally consumed by someone? No.
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Is the banana consumed in any way? Did someone drink it? Was it part of a smoothie? A milkshake? Was it poisoned?
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Is the banana consumed in any way? No. Did someone drink it? Was it part of a smoothie? A milkshake? Was it poisoned? No to all.
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Are people touching the banana?
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Is the substance that contains mashed banana a solid? liquid? gas? Is it in a container? On a surface? On the ground? Coating something? On someone's skin?
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Is it part of some kind of body lotion? Does it causes some side effects, rash, allergic reaction?
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Are people touching the banana? Probably not.

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Is the substance that contains mashed banana a solid? liquid? Thisish...it's mushy. =) gas? Is it in a container? \b[Yes.} On a surface? On the ground? Coating something? On someone's skin? No to rest.

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Is it part of some kind of body lotion? Does it causes some side effects, rash, allergic reaction? No.
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Is the substance edible? Yogurt? Baby food?
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Is the substance edible? No. Yogurt? Baby food?
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While in the container, was the substance bought/sold? Was it intended as a cosmetic? skin care? hair care? lubricant? fuel source? artistic medium? fertilizer? building material? adhesive? (Man, where's an LTPF list of uses for mushy stuff when you need one?)

Would it be helpful to try to guess what else was in the substance? Other fruits? Vegetables? Plant matter? Animal matter? Chemicals? Was the substance supposed to contain mashed banana? Was mashed banana the primary ingredient?
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While in the container, was the substance bought/sold? No. Was it intended as a cosmetic? skin care? hair care? lubricant? fuel source? artistic medium? fertilizer? building material? adhesive? (Man, where's an LTPF list of uses for mushy stuff when you need one?) I think you're creating one now! But no to all.

Would it be helpful to try to guess what else was in the substance? It might help find the answer, but it's not quite integral to the puzzle statement. It'll also be very hard to guess. Other fruits? Vegetables? Plant matter? Animal matter? Chemicals? This. Was the substance supposed to contain mashed banana? Yes. Was mashed banana the primary ingredient? This and one other, with trace amounts of two other substances.
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Is the second primary ingredient harmful to humans? Is it radioactive?

Was the substance spilled? Was it completely liquefied? Or was it pulpy?
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Were the people ever intending to take it out of the container? If so, was it supposed to be poured/scooped into another container? Spread onto something? Disposed of? Was it a waste material? A fuel source? Is the banana used to neutralize the second ingredient? Potassium relevant?
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Is the banana-mash-based substance a substitute for something else?
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Is the second primary ingredient harmful to humans? It can be. Is it radioactive? No.

Was the substance spilled? No. Was it completely liquefied? Or was it pulpy? This.

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Were the people ever intending to take it out of the container? Yesish. If so, was it supposed to be poured/scooped into another container? Partly, but not poured or scooped. Spread onto something? Possibly. Disposed of? Eventually. Was it a waste material? A fuel source? Is the banana used to neutralize the second ingredient? Potassium relevant? No to rest.

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Is the banana-mash-based substance a substitute for something else? Good question. I'll say yope.
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Is the container of mushy stuff bigger than a baseball? A basketball? A microwave? A person? A car? Same question for the second container that the stuff will be put into.
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Is the container of mushy stuff bigger than a baseball? No. A basketball? A microwave? A person? A car? Same question for the second container that the stuff will be put into. Also small.
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Is the banana mash being used to make some kind of alcohol? to "cut" some kind of drug (pharmaceutical or recreational)? as bait for some kind of pest?

I know those are random, but those are what come to mind right now...
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Is the banana mash being used to make some kind of alcohol? No, but alcohol is involved. to "cut" some kind of drug (pharmaceutical or recreational)? No. as bait for some kind of pest? No.

I know those are random, but those are what come to mind right now... That's often the bast way to do it.
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Is the era of Prohibition relevant?
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Is the era of Prohibition relevant? Nope.
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Is the banana being used to conceal the alcohol? To make it more potent? Less? In a drink of some sort?
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Is the banana being used to conceal the alcohol? To make it more potent? Less? In a drink of some sort? No to all.
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Are any of the people involved drunk? Has the alcohol been consumed yet? Is it in a bottle? Can? Glass? Barrel?
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Are any of the people involved drunk? No. Has the alcohol been consumed yet? No, and FA behind these questions. Is it in a bottle? Can? Glass? Thisish. Barrel?
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Is the alcohol consumed at all? Is it intended for consumption?
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Is the alcohol consumed at all? No. Is it intended for consumption? Nope.
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Is the alcohol intended for medicinal purposes? Cosmetics (like beer shampoo)? For [LTPF list of vodka myths tested on MythBusters]? For use by a person?
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...as weed killer?
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Is the alcohol intended for medicinal purposes? No. Cosmetics (like beer shampoo)? No. For [LTPF list of vodka myths tested on MythBusters]? I'm fairly certain they never tested this; in fact, Adam and Jamie probably already know this usage of alcohol works. For use by a person? A person does use it for something...

...as weed killer? No.
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Does a person use it on themselves? On another item? On another person? Is the banana the component that causes this alcohol use to work?
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Does a person use it on themselves? On another item? Thisish. On another person? Is the banana the component that causes this alcohol use to work? Not exactly, they are used together for a certain effect.
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Is it used to polish something? Remove stains? Would the use be categorized as "housework"?
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Ok, I'll jump in with something I'm surprised I haven't seen guessed yet: Are the hallucinogenic properties of banana peels involved at all?
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Is it used to polish something? Remove stains? Would the use be categorized as "housework"? No to all.

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Ok, I'll jump in with something I'm surprised I haven't seen guessed yet: Are the hallucinogenic properties of banana peels involved at all? No, but I learned a great urban legend today!

*****************HINT
As apologies for my lack of attention to this puzzle.

The use of the banana is going to be really hard to guess cold. I'd investigate the "murder" and where we are.
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"Murder": does someone die? Is something destroyed? Does something die?
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Is the murder victim human? Is it a play or similar reenactment of a murder? Is the pulped banana yellow in colour? Whitish? Reddish? Greenish?

Is the victim another fruit? Is the killer a fruit? Is the pulped banana used as an eco-friendly substitute for the lead piping in a game of Cluedo? Are people dressed up as fruit?

Are we in a school playground? In a school play? A murder weekend at a hotel? A hospital?

Is fake blood relevant? Is the mushy banana intended to resemble something else? Are plasters (eg band-aids) relevant at all? Is the pulpy banana smeared on to anyone's skin?

Are allergies relevant?

Does anyone exchange the pulpy banana for some other substance at any time?

Are chocolate liqueurs relevant at all?

Does the banana come to light as a result of forensic research?

Is there a banana stain on some fabric?
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"Murder": does someone die? No, but it's referring to a human victim. Is something destroyed? No. Does something die? No.

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Is the murder victim human? Yes, keeping in mind that no actual killing takes place. Is it a play or similar reenactment of a murder? Yesish, I wouldn't call it a play or reenactment though. Is the pulped banana yellow in colour? Probably this, irr. Whitish? Reddish? Greenish?

Is the victim another fruit? No. Is the killer a fruit? It seemingly turns out to be, yes. Is the pulped banana used as an eco-friendly substitute for the lead piping in a game of Cluedo? Haha, no. Are people dressed up as fruit? No.

Are we in a school playground? In a school play? A murder weekend at a hotel? A hospital? No to all.

Is fake blood relevant? No. Is the mushy banana intended to resemble something else? Yesish. Are plasters (eg band-aids) relevant at all? No. Is the pulpy banana smeared on to anyone's skin? No.

Are allergies relevant? No.

Does anyone exchange the pulpy banana for some other substance at any time? No.

Are chocolate liqueurs relevant at all? No, but tasty.

Does the banana come to light as a result of forensic research? Yes! ish!

Is there a banana stain on some fabric? No.
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Is the banana visible to the naked eye? Is it only seen through the use of an ultraviolet light? Is the banana mixed with something else? Is the banana touched? Seen? Smelled? Heard (don't know how that could be possible, but why not)? Tasted? Is chemical analysis relevant?
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Is the banana visible to the naked eye? Yes. Is it only seen through the use of an ultraviolet light? No. Is the banana mixed with something else? Yes, alcohol and small amounts of other chemicals. Is the banana touched? Seen? Just this, as far as what's relevant. Smelled? Probably this too. Heard (don't know how that could be possible, but why not I'm imagining some kind of squishy noise...=))? Tasted? Is chemical analysis relevant? Yes, for svv or "chemical analysis."
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Is DNA being extracted from the banana? I heard something along the lines of humans share 50% of DNA with bananas - is this relevant?
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Is DNA being extracted from the banana? Yes! I heard something along the lines of humans share 50% of DNA with bananas - is this relevant? No, although I wouldn't doubt that's true.
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Is there a criminal investigation going on? A scientific experiment? A mock investigation? Is this at a school?
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Is there a criminal investigation going on? Noish. A scientific experiment? Yesish. A mock investigation? Yes. Is this at a school? Yes!
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Is this a mock murder at a school? And part of the "investigation" involves forensic experience? (My school did something similar to this a couple years ago - sans banana, of course - and it was awesome!)
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Is this a mock murder at a school? Not exactly. Seems all that's left to find out is what exactly the students are doing. And part of the "investigation" involves forensic experience? (My school did something similar to this a couple years ago - sans banana, of course - and it was awesome!)
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Is this a mock criminal investigation? Of theft?
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Is this a mock criminal investigation? Yope. Of theft? No, of murder.
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Are they finding out the (mock) cause of death? Another part of the investigation? Is the banana an important clue? The banana DNA? Is it solely banana DNA? Or is there other DNA mixed in? Relevant?
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Are they finding out the (mock) cause of death? Noish. Another part of the investigation? Yes, exactly. It's just one part of a mock investigation. Is the banana an important clue? No. The banana DNA? Yope. Is it solely banana DNA? Yes. Or is there other DNA mixed in? No. Relevant? Yes, I suppose it wouldn't work if there was other DNA.
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Are they going to use the banana DNA to obtain a clue? Use it for other forensic work?

Fingerprints relevant? DNA (other than the banana DNA)? Ballistics? Hair analysis? Fiber analysis? Is a mass spectrometer relevant?
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Are they going to use the banana DNA to obtain a clue? Yesish, DOYD of clue. Use it for other forensic work? Yesish.

Fingerprints relevant? DNA (other than the banana DNA)? Ballistics? Hair analysis? Fiber analysis? Is a mass spectrometer relevant? Yes! No to rest.
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NCIS finally pays off...

Are they determining the components of a certain item? Of the banana? Of something the banana was on? Had the banana been mashed into something? Like a rug? And it's now being determined what the material consisted of? What other things were mashed into the material?
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NCIS finally pays off... Mark Harmon makes all of our lives better, in some way or another.

Are they determining the components of a certain item? Of the banana? Noish. Of something the banana was on? Had the banana been mashed into something? Like a rug? And it's now being determined what the material consisted of? What other things were mashed into the material? No to all.
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*********************RECAP

So it turns out the banana did it.

The banana did not literally do anything, but the "it" refers to murder. At some point in this story, the banana is mashed up and mixed with alcohol and small amounts of a few other ingredients. It is not intended for consumption, and indeed the banana is not consumed at any point.

There is a mock murder investigation of sorts going on in a school. Only one specific part of the investigation is being imitated. A mass spectrometer is involved.
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Did the banana DNA extraction provide important evidence? The key evidence?
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Did the banana DNA extraction provide important evidence? Yes. The key evidence? Yes; the only evidence they're after in fact.
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Is the evidence DNA evidence? From a person? Thing? Fingerprints? Hair analysis? Fiber analysis?
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Is the evidence DNA evidence? Yes. From a person? Thing? This. Fingerprints? Hair analysis? Fiber analysis? No to rest.
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Is the evidence from a plant? Animal? From a banana? From a weapon? From a living thing? A person? The killer? The victim?
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Is it a school of forensic study? Or detective work? (I don't know if such schools are common...) Is the investigation for educational purposes? Is it just recreational? Is the type of alcohol relevant? Is the type of container relevant? Does the banana mixture represent a mock poison, and the second container is one of several which could be the poison, to be tested by the group?
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Is the evidence from a plant? Yes. Animal? From a banana? Yes. From a weapon? From a living thing? A person? The killer? Yesish. The victim? No to rest.

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Is it a school of forensic study? Or detective work? (I don't know if such schools are common...) Not necessarily, it could be many schools. Is the investigation for educational purposes? Yes. Is it just recreational? In that there's no real urgency, yes. Is the type of alcohol relevant? Yesish. Is the type of container relevant? Not really. Does the banana mixture represent a mock poison, and the second container is one of several which could be the poison, to be tested by the group? No.
Balin (Balin)
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Did the killer leave his/her DNA on the banana? By only eating part of it? Or possibly on the peel?
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Did the killer leave his/her DNA on the banana? By only eating part of it? Or possibly on the peel? No to all. I'm planning to sp0i1 this rotten puzzle and move on with life, unless there are any objections?
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Feel free - the puzzle was certainly not rotten, but the banana was getting there. Had a lot of fun with this one!
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I feel all the elements are there, and any further questioning would be nit-picking, so...

*******************SPOILER

A college biology class is investigating DNA, and to make the necessary lab classes a little more fun, the instructor devises a mock murder investigation. A sample of the "murderer's" DNA is recovered from the scene, and the class must find out whether the "suspect's" DNA matches it. Of course, a bunch of undergrads aren't going to be playing with human tissue; the suspect is actually a banana, one of the easiest organisms to extract DNA from.

All that's necessary, in fact, is to toss a banana in a blender with ethyl alcohol and a few other easy-to-get chemicals. The DNA will precipitate to the surface as a mass of thin threads, that can be spooled out on a glass rod. The students perform a few more procedures to purify and observe the DNA, then stick it in a mass spectrometer.

The mass spec is a machine commonly used on CSI-type shows, that shows a unique image of any DNA, represented as a series of short, glowing lines in a vertical column. The class creates this image from the banana DNA, and matches it against the DNA image the teacher supplies as the murderers'. They are identical, and so the class promptly concludes that the banana did it.
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Nice one!

True story? If so, that sounds like a whole lot of fun.
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*has visions of rampaging Killer Banana*

Hey...if the banana killed Frosted Flakes, would that make it a 'cereal killer'? Ok, sorry for the bad pun :-D
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It's a slightly fictionalized version of a lab I took part in. I'm sure this exact one was done somewhere, though. It's lots of fun, especially if you can put on black-lights and techno and pretend you're a sexy CSI person.

Kaylee, I was so waiting for someone to make that pun.
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You're welcome, Gourami...I think :-D

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