Melons have never been this expensive. Just recently, a pair of Yubari king melons from Sapporo, Japan was sold at a mind-boggling 3.2 million yen (US$29,436). It broke the previous record of 3 million yen (US$13,711.64) made in 2016.
The melons were bought by Shinya Noda, president of Hokuyu Pack, a fruit and vegetable packing company. He made the incredible purchase to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his business.
The most expensive melons ever…
“I wanted to make a record-setting bid by all means,” Noda said. .
According to him, he plans to display the melons for a month and then he will have it cut up and give the slices to his loyal customers.
The Yubari King is a melon variety grown in Yubari, a city where fruits are strictly regulated to maintain the highest quality. The city is also on the watch for bootlegs that can enter the market.
Meanwhile, this fruit sells for US$40 per piece.
Produce costing this much may sound ridiculous to most of us, but it’s hardly unusual in Japan. In 2015, a chef plunked down US$8,200 (around 901877.00 yen) for a cluster of grapes to make a dessert. Also, a strawberry called White Jewel, which is produced by only one farmer in the world, can cut you back as much as US$40 (around 4399.40 yen).
In Tokyo, there’s a luxury fruit boutique called Sembikiya where a black-skinned, stripe-less Densuke watermelon was auctioned and sold for $6,100 in 2008, making it the most expensive watermelon so far. It weighs a whopping 17 pounds and was reported to have a unique type of sweetness.
The watermelon is grown exclusively in the island of Hokkaido and only 100 pieces are produced annually.
How about apples that cost $21 each? Sekai-ichi, which translates to “the best in the world,” are washed with honey and branded by hand, ensuring its blemish-free surface. The pollination for this apples are also done by hand using a tiny wand.
10 Bug Bites You Need To Identify This Summer
Prepare for the great outdoors and possible bug attacks!
Summer is here and so are all the little insects with the nasty bites. There is little doubt that bug bites are common during summer since people are usually outdoors. While it is possible to avoid an encounter with the creepy crawlies, it is still a good idea to learn about different bug bites and know the first aid they require.
Bug bites can be painful and might also transmit dangerous diseases. Luckily, you can identify the sting or bite on sight and can get appropriate remedy.
#1. Hornet is very dangerous due to its aggressive nature.
A hornet's sting will lead to redness, swelling and possible blistering due to the histamine and acetylcholine in their poison. In addition to that, the victim will feel immediate pain. Go straight for the hospital if the victim goes cold and is having trouble breathing....
Teen Makes Money With Pics Of Dog On Instagram After Friends Complained On Facebook
His Facebook friends got “sick” of seeing their pics. Now his pet is an Instagram star!
Who needs friends when you have a dog? Especially when your four-legged pet doesn’t only make you happy but also brings in the cash for you. This is what happened to James Power who started an Instagram account for his photogenic pooch after friends complained of seeing his posts on Facebook.
James may only be 15 years old but he is already earning up to £500 ($588.00 USD approx.) a month. Thanks to his adorable golden labrador Marley, the teen now boasts over 19,000 followers and has been approached by big pet brands.
Just like most Instagram stars, Marley is getting paid to pose with products on the popular social media platform. The cute dog, who was born October last year, has been featured on Pedigree, Tails.com, and Top Collar.
James Power estimates that he earns around £500 per month from top animal brands featuring Marley.
Jamaican Woman Claims $180 Million Lottery Winnings Wearing An Emoticon Mask
There is more to the emoticon mask apart from reflecting what she feels!
Superheroes are not the only ones who wear a mask to protect their identity. Sometimes, regular people must wear one to conceal to the public who they really are, especially if they are lottery winners!
A woman from Jamaica, who is only identified as N Gray, was presented to the media recently as she claimed her Super Lotto jackpot win. In order to protect her identity, however, the woman came up with one smart move: she wore an emoji mask. After all, winning $180 million Jamaican dollars may probably put her life and those of her family members in jeopardy if everyone knows who she really is.
Apart from concealing her identity, the smiling and winking emoji mask of the new instant millionaire also provided delight to the attendees of the media presentation.
Hence, when the woman was presented to the members of Jamaican media to claim her winnings, she had no qualms about posing before the clicking cameras as she held a giant check representing her lottery winnings. Surely, the joy she was experiencing that moment went beyond the smiling and winking emoji mask....