Why mount a stinky fish on the wall when you can mummify a banana and mount it instead? How cool is that!

Some say Egypt is the birthplace of civilization with its architecture, hieroglyphics, and — even more famous — its mummies. Mummification is the process of drying and/or embalming a dead person, animal, or plant, mainly to preserve it from decay. Regular household baking soda is similar to salts the ancient Egyptians used for desiccation — drying out the body — and that’s what you’ll use on your banana.