Pair of Melons Auctioned for $15,730 in Japan
A pair of perfectly round melons, at a staggering 8.1 pounds each, sold for a total of $15,730 (about 1.6 million yen) in a town market in Japan.
Yubari melons, or cantaloupe, are considered prestigious gifts in Japan. Japanese markets already charge what we’d consider “top dollar” for most fruit, but the final price for these high-ranking status symbols is the third-highest in Yubari history.
But with that kind of dough, we thought up a list of other (and arguably more tasty) things $15, 730 can also fetch you:
- 320 kobe steak dinners
- 2,500 ramen burgers
- 4,000 beers
- 13,333 vending machine beverages
- 9,400 servings of KFC Japan’s Colonel Bacon Potato Fritters
H/T + PicThx NY Daily News
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