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For an example of how user-generated product reviews can go horribly wrong awesomely right, please refer to the banana slicer on Amazon (on sale for $1.29!). This tool of debatable usefulness has wracked up 1,688 reviews since 2009, and comments alternate between completely fake reviews and reviews pointing out how fake other reviews are, which, incidentally, are both hilarious. Some of our many favorites can be found under subject lines like "Saved my marriage" and "Better than previous model the 570" after the jump.

"Ms Toledo" writes:

What can I say about the 571B Banana Slicer that hasn't already been said about the wheel, penicillin, or the iPhone.... this is one of the greatest inventions of all time. My husband and I would argue constantly over who had to cut the day's banana slices. It's one of those chores NO ONE wants to do! You know, the old "I spent the entire day rearing OUR children, maybe YOU can pitch in a little and cut these bananas?" and of course, "You think I have the energy to slave over your damn bananas? I worked a 12 hour shift just to come home to THIS?!" These are the things that can destroy an entire relationship. It got to the point where our children could sense the tension. The minute I heard our 6-year-old girl in her bedroom, re-enacting our daily banana fight with her Barbie dolls, I knew we had to make a change. That's when I found the 571B Banana Slicer. Our marriage has never been healthier, AND we've even incorporated it into our lovemaking. THANKS 571B BANANA SLICER!

And "Digerati Ohm" writes:

Does this come in any other colors? Everytime I set it down near my unpeeled bananas it takes me a good 45 minutes to find the darn thing again.

And "Tim Proctor" writes:

This is a vast improvement over the Hutzler 570 Banana Slicer (the prior model), which had the shape of a triangle. It was confusing and people were slicing the banana length wise making long strips now you get perfect coin shaped bites. Such a vast improvement, now only if Hutzler can make a sliced bread crust remover that works.

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