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Monday, December 6, 2010

Square Fruit

at today's rate in yen/dollar this equals $157!!!

Japan appears to have cornered the market on square-shaped fruit.

Farmers in the southern Japanese town of Zentsuji have figured out how to grow square watermelons. It's not a fad. The technique actually has practical applications.

“The reason they're doing this in Japan is because of lack of space,” said Samantha Winters. “A fat, round watermelon can take up a lot of room in a refrigerator, and sits awkwardly on the shelves.”

Japanese farmers have solved this dilemma by forcing their watermelons to grow into a square shape. Farmers insert the melons into square, tempered glass cases while the fruit is still growing on the vine.

The square boxes are the exact dimensions of Japanese refrigerators, allowing full-grown watermelons to fit conveniently and precisely onto refrigerator shelves.

These watermelons are more expensive, but they are refrigerator-friendly.

Source: T Patterson, writer 2001-06-15

What is good for watermelons may not be good for you and me!

God does not want us to be molded like watermelons, forced into a box and firmly set in the standards and customs of this age!

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Romans 12:2

God wants us to change our way of thinking to a fresh - and newness in all our words and actions once we are a Child of God!

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