Friday, May 15, 2009

Are All Melons Created Equal?

Apparently not.

Yubari melons are probably the most highly coveted fruit in all of Asia, if not the entire world. On Friday, the first two Yubari melons of the season were auctioned off in Japan for $5,200. That wasn't a typo -- the price for these two melons was indeed $5,200.

If that sounds like a lot of money, consider this. The "winner" of that auction must feel like he or she got a really good deal because the first two Yubaris from last year were auctioned off for five times that amount.

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