Thursday, February 14, 2008

I don't know if this farm fact from Japan is art or not but I'm classifying it as such so here is is in my blog. Farmers in the southern Japanese town of Zentsuji are growing a space saving square watermelons. While the fruit is growing on the vine, these ingenious growers are inserting the melons into square, tempered glass cases which force the fruit into the unatural square shape.

A normal watermelon takes up alot of space in the refrigerator as well as in shipping. The size and shape have been calculated to fit perfectly into the Japanese refrigerator. This altered fruit costs about 10,000 yen (about $82) which is nearly four times the cost of a conventional watermelon.

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