Square Watermelon?

“Invention is the mother of necessity”.
Thorstein Veblen

The Japanese are known for some very unique and very creative inventions. Space is a limited luxury in Japan so using the space you have wisely is a premium must-do situation. In addition, the people of Japan love watermelon.

What does one have to do with the other, you ask? How about trying to fit a large elliptical watermelon into a tiny Japanese refrigerator. Why not innovate? Why not? A smart and creative Japanese grocer got the idea to control the shape of the watermelon he sold. He got a farmer to make square glass open end boxes and grow his watermelon in them. It worked and the result is square watermelon. I love watermelon and would like to see one of these and eat one.

These photos are real.

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  1. #1 by {JeLisa} @ Blogging Ever After on March 12, 2010 - 4:43 PM


  2. #2 by k1ngeljay on March 10, 2010 - 12:36 AM

    Wow. It’s square.

    I’m actually amazed by that…

    Amused by the simple things, lol.

    This is cool though. wow.

  3. #3 by Judy Marie Santiago on March 9, 2010 - 11:16 PM

    This is so cool! :) I wonder what shape they opt to do next.

  4. #4 by Jia Jia on March 9, 2010 - 8:02 PM

    Hehe. I wonder how many people will buy it.. It is very expensive. I heard. :)

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