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....
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....
Furious Orangutan Faces Bulldozer That Destroyed His Tree In Heartbreaking Video
The fight left the poor ape bewildered over the destruction of his habitat.
There is little doubt that animals truly have feelings. An angry orangutan has just gone viral for his unexpected bravery. The furious animal went up against a bulldozer that had destroyed his tree. Unfortunately, the desperate ape was not able to stop the massive machine from obliterating its home. Since its release, the video has earned thousands of views from people concerned with the animal's fate.
The video features loggers in the Ketapang Regency in Borneo trying to take down several trees. However, it is revealed that an orangutan is refusing to leave his tree although it has been uprooted by the bulldozer. The ape is clearly distressed and keeps pacing the trunk of his home.
The orangutan holds on to a branch of his fallen tree despite the men's efforts to take it down.
The men on the ground have been revealed to be members of the International Animal Rescue (IAR) and are actually trying to help the ape. However, the agitated orangutan went straight for the bulldozer and attempted to grab it. The confused animal was unable to get a firm hold and fell directly under the digger. The men from IAR's Orangutan Protection Unit quickly step in to move the animal away from the vehicle. After some struggle, the unfortunate animal dejectedly walked away from his fallen home....