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BAMAPHIN 22
06-07-2008, 11:29 PM
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A black jumbo watermelon auctioned in northern Japan fetched a record $6,100 Friday, making it the most expensive watermelon ever sold in the country - and possibly the world.

The 17-pound premium Densuke watermelon, one of only 65 from the first harvest of the season, was purchased by a marine products dealer who said he wanted to support local agriculture, according to Kyodo News agency. The fruit is grown only on the northern island of Hokkaido.



http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/06/06/ap/strange/main4158560.shtml

ih8brady
06-09-2008, 12:23 PM
Crazy stuff. I've been to Hokkaido, but didn't see any black watermelon there.