Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Watermelons of the Future

Top left: pyramid shape
Top right: 3-D trapezoidal & square shapes
Bottom left: Heart shape
Bottom right: Godzilla's egg shape

At the Yokohama Station (west exit) next to the entrance to Takashimaya, there is a fancy fruit store where years ago I witnessed the famed square watermelon in person. Supposedly they were made to fit neatly into refrigerators, but what you gain in efficiency, you lose in taste. Now they're just messing around with watermelon DNA. Maybe one day we will see human-shaped watermelon? It'll be like Anpanman, wandering around searching for hungry children and offering a piece of his head to stave off hunger.

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