SOME COMIC RELIEF: Islamic cleric bans women from touching bananas, cucumbers for sexual resemblance. “An Islamic cleric residing in Europe said that women should not be close to bananas or cucumbers, in order to avoid any ‘sexual thoughts.’ The unnamed sheikh, who was featured in an article on el-Senousa news, was quoted saying that if women wish to eat these food items, a third party, preferably a male related to them such as their a father or husband, should cut the items into small pieces and serve.” Real, or parody? Who can tell the difference, these days?