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I thought the Japanese banana vending machine we saw last week was pretty weird. But compared to this Chinese vending machine which dispenses ACTUAL LIVING CRABS in little plastic containers, well, yeah, a banana machine seems pretty reasonable.
The machine stores its Shanghai Hairy Crabs in a state of hibernation at 5 degrees Celsius. They're guaranteed for freshness, and a sign on the machine states that if your crab is dead, you get three free ones for your trouble. Prices range from roughly $1.50 to $7.
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Friday, October 22, 2010
At long last, we finally can buy live crabs from a vending machine.
Gizmodo, via Ars Technica: gizmodo.com