Thursday, February 10, 2011

Electrical Bananas

In John McMillan's Smoking Typewriters: The Sixties Underground Press and the Rise of Alternative Media in America (Oxford University Press, 2011), there is a chapter called " 'Electrical Bananas': The Underground Press and the Great Banana Hoax of 1967"(pp. 66-81), which examines the belief that one could get stoned by smoking dried banana peels. His original article on this topic in The Believer can be viewed at or downloaded from McMillan's website .

John McMillan, "Electrical Bananas: An Epistemological Inquiry into the Great Banana Hoax of 1967." The Believer (June/July 2005), 18-26.