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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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