Why this video works (in no particular order):
- It's short--less than a minute.
- It reminds us of how we usually peel a banana and the problems with it.
- There is a demonstration of the old, bad way to peel and then the new, wonderful way--both clearly depicted, accompanied by a verbal description using simple language.
- There are no long explanations on the theory or history of peeling bananas--just straight to the task at hand.
- It's teaching something useful--at least for banana eaters and lovers of efficiency.
- It connects to the "what's in it for me."
- There's something intriguing about learning how to eat a banana from the animal experts--monkeys. That's a good "hook" into the video.
- The camera is focused on the banana and the guy's hands--the important parts of the video. No full body shots to distract from the task.
The only thing that would have made this video better in my mind would have been to see a monkey peeling a banana. Also, I don't know if I would have called it "opening" a banana. Where I come from, we "peel" them. But that's just being picky.