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Live-crab vending? Seriously? You have to see it to believe it!

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A Japanese reporter in Nanjing shows us a vending machine that sells live Shanghai Hairy Crabs:

The inside of the machine is kept at 5 degrees Celsius, a temperature cold enough to make the crabs go into a state of hibernation. A sign states that all the crabs in the machine are fresh: if the crab is dead-on-arrival, they promise to give you three free crabs.

Genius! It gets people to pick of the almost dead ones first, thinking they may hit a triple. I can see it now… “Hey that one looks dead. Go for it!”

The Chinese man who came up with the idea for the vending machine enthusiastically declares that he is ready to consider offers if there is demand for his product in Japan.

The second half of the video focuses on Japanese vending machines. It shows us the banana vending machine inside Shibuya station, as well as a bar that is equipped with sake vending machines.

The real question is, would you eat a crab from a vending machine? Check out the video and then comment below.

(note: You may be wondering why the video is filmed in China but they are speaking Japanese, the reporter is Japanese and is doing a story on a Chinese vending machine.)

Thanks for the link Carolyn!

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Biomedical Engineer who earned his degree from The Johns Hopkins University & Columbia University. Named one of Forbes’ Top 30 Under 30 in 2013. Co-Founded America’s first Pure Play healthy vending company in 2003.
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