Square watermelons were the invention of a Japanese man to better accommodate the small spaces in Japan and allow the watermelon to fit securely in your refrigerator.
The current going rate of this watermelon is 25,000 yen- over $200 USD!!
The article also notes that these watermelon are NOT sweet and are primarily used for decoration.
$200 bucks for a decoration that rots? I have a bridge for sale if anyone is interested...
[weird japan news]