Watermelons Get In Shape

Farmers in Japan's southwestern island of Shikoku surprised consumers on Thursday by unveiling unique watermelons to the market.

The watermelons they produced are not round -- but square.

Some twenty years ago, a local farmer in Kagawa prefecture in Shikoku came up with the idea of making a cube-shaped watermelon, which can easily fit in a refrigerator.

To make it happen, the farmers grew the melons in glass boxes, the fruit then naturally assumed the same shape.

About 400 cuboid watermelons were shipped to Tokyo and Osaka, Japan's two major cities.

Each melon is expected to be sold at around 10,000 yen, equivalent to $83 U.S.

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