I read this story a while back and thought, well, that's interesting and a little wacky.
Apparently they grow square watermelons in Japan and charge premium prices for them. A regular watermelon can sell for anywhere from $15 to $25 in Japan. A square one can go for over $80.
I didn't think much of it at the time. I figured if someone wants to go to all the trouble to force a growing watermelon into a square shape, let 'em charge ridiculous prices. What the hell do I care?
But then I read this story.
Japanese melon sells for more than $6,000
That's just stupid.
I blame us.
We nuked 'em a couple of times back in '45. I think the radiation seriously fucked them up.
I mean, it's 2008 and they still eat their food out of wooden bowls using a couple of sticks.
That can't be right. Have you ever tried to eat rice with sticks? Why wouldn't you just use a fucking spoon?
It makes no goddamn sense.
Has to be the radiation.
You may ask yourself, how did I get here?
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