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Old 07-21-2009, 09:53 AM   #1
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Catherine and News & Commentary, July 20, 2009 at 12:07 pm

Japan has again shown off one of its greatest innovations - square watermelons. For years consumers struggled to fit the large round fruit in their refrigerators. And then there was the problem of trying to cut the fruit when it kept rolling around.

But 20 years ago a forward-thinking farmer on Japan’s south-western island of Shikoku solved the problem. The farmer, from Zentsuji in Kagawa prefecture, came up with the idea of making a cube-shaped watermelon which could easily be packed and stored.

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Square Fruit Stuns Japanese Shoppers

SOURCE: http://solari.com/blog/?p=3521

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Old 07-21-2009, 10:00 AM   #2
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Old 07-21-2009, 10:15 AM   #3
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Hi peacandlove,

I suppose it makes sense, keeps them from rolling out of the fridge. Also the bright guy doubled the price of his produce just by putting it in a glass box.

What really suprised me was that watermelons in Japan are around US$ 40,00 each. And that's the round ones! We get them here for around US$ 2 - 3,00. The inbalance in the world sometimes just doesn't make sense.

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Square Watermelons

Catherine and News & Commentary, July 20, 2009 at 12:07 pm

Japan has again shown off one of its greatest innovations - square watermelons. For years consumers struggled to fit the large round fruit in their refrigerators. And then there was the problem of trying to cut the fruit when it kept rolling around.

But 20 years ago a forward-thinking farmer on Japanís south-western island of Shikoku solved the problem. The farmer, from Zentsuji in Kagawa prefecture, came up with the idea of making a cube-shaped watermelon which could easily be packed and stored.

Continue Reading http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1390088.stm
Square Fruit Stuns Japanese Shoppers

SOURCE: http://solari.com/blog/?p=3521
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Old 07-21-2009, 12:54 PM   #4
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20 years from now all watermelons will be square, and some smart guy will figure out how to make them round...

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Old 07-21-2009, 12:59 PM   #5
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or maybe tethrahedron...
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Old 07-21-2009, 01:04 PM   #6
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or maybe tethrahedron...
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Old 07-21-2009, 01:05 PM   #7
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hmmmmmmmmmmmm

straight cucumbers

guys....

square mellons

and some people think im wierd

well maby a little ( please read the small print )
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Old 07-22-2009, 01:31 AM   #8
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What's next? Hexagonal watermelons?
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