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Bernhard Stellmacher has always been a collector. In his teenage years he amassed everything he could find about Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. He was fascinated by her smile. However, his interests shifted when he heard a report on the radio that stated “the banana is nature’s smile.”

Since then, as he puts it, he was infected with “Bananicus.” He began collecting everything and anything banana related. He began creating art under the name “Stelli Banana.” Soon he had the idea for a showcase of his artifacts, rebuilt the basement of his house, and opened the Banana Museum, or “Erstes Deutsches Bananen Museum,” “Germany’s First Banana Museum.”


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