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Live Crab Vending Machines in China
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    Post #1 - September 19th, 2013, 9:00 pm
    Post #1 - September 19th, 2013, 9:00 pm Post #1 - September 19th, 2013, 9:00 pm
    It’s that time of year again, when the people of China unite in tearing apart exoskeletons to suck up the flesh of hairy crabs. From August to October, the crabs—which get their name from the hair-like tendrils that grow on their claws—sell like hotcakes throughout China.

    Except, hotcakes don’t sell in vending machines. Live hairy crabs? Apparently, yes.


    http://m.theatlantic.com/china/archive/ ... es/279650/

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  • Post #2 - September 20th, 2013, 12:14 pm
    Post #2 - September 20th, 2013, 12:14 pm Post #2 - September 20th, 2013, 12:14 pm
    I love it! And I thought it was wild seeing ladies in Hong Kong slip crabs tied up with string into their purses to take home for dinner.
    "Your swimming suit matches your eyes, you hold your nose before diving, loving you has made me bananas!"

    As Carl Sagan once said, to make an apple pie truly from scratch, you must first invent the universe. And sometimes I just don't have the time and energy to invent the universe. So I figure it's okay to buy some stuff.
  • Post #3 - September 23rd, 2013, 8:22 am
    Post #3 - September 23rd, 2013, 8:22 am Post #3 - September 23rd, 2013, 8:22 am
    Really enjoyed this link, thanks for posting it.

    Took time to read up a little further on these crabs and the lakes they come from. Really interesting. learned the Chinese dont like to band the claws on these crabs as they believe it changes the taste of the claw meat.
  • Post #4 - November 30th, 2018, 3:34 pm
    Post #4 - November 30th, 2018, 3:34 pm Post #4 - November 30th, 2018, 3:34 pm
    23 Wild Vending Machines You’ll Wish Were Still Around

    Ice Cold Whiskey, Hot Sausages . . . some of the food & beverage-related ones shown in this pictorial are awesome.

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  • Post #5 - December 1st, 2018, 7:38 pm
    Post #5 - December 1st, 2018, 7:38 pm Post #5 - December 1st, 2018, 7:38 pm
    Japan has some wild vending machines too. Rice, eggs or puppies, what more could you want?
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata

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