Square Watermelons in Japan

Published on August 8, 2017 by techtica

The proverb “rarity brings high prices” has proven universally true and lastingly so. Thirty years since its invention, square watermelon still fetches some 150 U.S. dollars per fruit in its birthplace of Japan. But some salesmen argue that square watermelon was invented as an indoor ornament rather than fruit. “Square watermelons are not meant for eating in fact. They are sold as ornamental items for household decoration. They are good for at least one whole month kept at room temperatures,” c…

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