Yesterday Michael Blastland published an article on how we view statistics, using bananas as an indication of radiation hazard (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-15288975). His point was serious but engagingly made, especially as it followed so closely on the ‘Blackberry crumble’ which gave rise to some excellent quips. Autumn is the season of ‘mellow fruitfulness’ so I wonder what other fruits we could use to measure other hazards. Any ideas? And please, of your charity, don’t rate the G20 meeting in banana skins. That one’s been done already.