Nearly 5,000 people gathered April 26, 1989, at Poe Field during Communiversity to construct the world’s longest banana split. With 22,000 bananas and 2,000 gallons of ice cream, the banana split was 4.39 miles long and earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. Banana-split connoisseurs paid $3 each for the privilege of consuming foot-long segments. The banana split raised $15,000 for charity. Do you remember this record-breaking day? Let us know at

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