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The banana hammer ‘nailed it’ on Anderson Cooper’s show

Posted at 12:19 AM, Feb 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-19 00:28:02-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- Reporter Jerrita Patterson and photographer Tyler Conta's banana prop, used to demonstrate the extreme cold ushered in with Monday's snowstorm, caught the attention of Anderson Cooper.

Wednesday's "The Ridiculist" segment was all about "melting icy hearts," and pointing out fun, quirky weather coverage by people putting "the snow to good use."

snow swimming

Before getting to the banana hammer Cooper talked about snow swimming in Massachusetts, Ithaca's tourism website urging visitor's to visit Key West instead, and Jim Cantor's "thunder snow" freakout.  Then he got to the banana hammer, which he called a "weather report with appeal."

Check out the segment in the video player above, and the original banana hammer report AND dance are in the video below.