September 30, 2009


Are these not the cutest (albeit creepy as hell) pears you've ever seen? A pear farmer in China has figured out how to grow pears that look like baby Buddhas. Hao Xianzhang attaches "baby-shaped fiberglass and plastic molds" to young pears for six months, resulting in these enlightened fruit.

"People called me crazy," the farmer said to Reuters. "They said I was whimsical and it was impossible to grow baby-shaped fruits. They told me to stop wasting my time and money."

He's already sold 18,000 pears for 50 yuan ( the equivalent of around $7) each. Looks like Hao gets the last 笑 (laugh).

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