I work in a potassium channel lab. In lab today I came across a posted copy of a National Geographic article from 2005, on spider venom toxins, which apparently paralyze their prey by dysregulating potassium channel function. The highlighted portion in the lab copy read: "So scientists seek the chemical mastery of the spider. Says Kristensen, 'Whoever controls potassium channels controls the world.'"
haha, I don't know about that! But one thing I do know--that He who made potassium channels controls and loves the whole world, no matter how chaotic it and life may seem. Merry Christmas...and in light of the potassium-richness of bananas, remember to eat your banana starch cookies* this season!
* Bello-Perez LA, et al. "In vitro digestibility of banana starch cookies." Plant Foods Hum Nutri, 2004:59(2), 79-83. (But in moderation, of course!)