Chop up those bananas
The list of items banned from the Republican National Convention security perimeter includes all of the obvious (weapons, explosives, poles, laser pointers, pepper spray) and many of the debatable (signs, strollers, umbrellas, unopened envelopes). It also includes "whole fruit." According to the National Journal, a reporter was forced to surrender a banana. Wrote someone on the libertarian website DailyPaul.com: "Topic for RNC Rules Committee: are (rotten) tomatoes a fruit or a vegetable?"