https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Todocat

Random Japanese Fact of the Day Prt.4

In Japan, they sell square watermelons that were first designed to fit more compactly in fridges and to be cut more easily, but they’ve since become decorative items that can cost as much as $160 U.S dollars!

May 17, 2019

17 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/StevenAJohnson

Whispering

Minecraft

May 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jayda85538

Yay

May 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheLord2k1

Why not creating a round fridge to save more money

May 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JWong60254

Because that would actually be less efficient in terms of packing density.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circle_packing
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circle_packing_in_a_circle

May 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarieAgudeloM

weird flex but ok

May 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mr.MinishCap

And taste litereally like water.

May 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

How could you?!! :O

May 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/StevenAJohnson

Finally, something cubed that I can fit in my cube catapult. All of the heathens just kept laughing at me when I flung a couple trays worth of ice cubes at them, and the wooden blocks didn't fly far enough. Neither did the cardboard boxes I filled with rocks. Those just broke apart mid-air '^'

May 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Seattle_USA

Square water melons to fit more compactly in a fridge... See that's why the cliché that Asians over achieve.

May 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

Yeah and there's the proof that we've never evolved from monkeys...well Asians anyways XD

May 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gavachu

Weird, but interesting

May 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jayda85538

Japan, you are weird and wonderful. I really want to go there one day

EDIT: Thanks for the lingot random person :D

May 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chocochipkookie

I've seen those, they look so cool!

May 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pikasharky

I have seen those before, they have this weird box that the watermelon when it starts off grows in then when its ripe it'll have been in there just to the point it is a square, it could also be in other shapes but they are harder to do for the water melon.

May 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

What happens when it rots? Then you'll have rotten decoration? @_@ That's so pointless instead you can give it to some starving people in Africa. ;)

May 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lumine_114

Wow, my mom bought a square watermelon once for $145 U.S dollars

May 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/averyzia

Fabulous fact!

May 19, 2019
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