On an unrelated note, I too am reading a book titled: "The complete alternative history of glue."
It's a long read, but I'm sticking to it!
I once met a man from Nantucket,
Who had a large hole in his bucket,
Tried to fix it with glue,
And with cellotape too,
But I couldn't
How do you make a banana split?
-I find insulting it until it's diminishing self-esteem forces it to run away is fairly effective, but I guess you could politely just ask it to leave.
-First make sure it's sufficiently warmed up, we don't want any pulled muscles.
-Normally with a knife.