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A Glimpse of China’s Freak Fruit


These pears, which are shaped like babies, were reportedly spotted at a Sam’s Club in Beijing. When a journalist from MIC went to investigate, the store’s staff apparently said they were sold out and didn’t know when they’d be getting more.

Strange as they are, there appears to be a point to molded baby pears:

Experts say the pears look like mythical ginseng fruits of Chinese folklore. In the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West, the fruit is shaped like a young human head, and it takes ten thousand years to ripen. The individual who takes a bite can then live for another 47,000 years.

So, is Sam’s Club the key to eternal life? I always suspected it was Costco.

(via Kotaku)


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