Uncanny Factoid: Got Crabs? Chinese Do! (3 pics + 1 video)

27 Oct 2010


1

These crazy vending machines are stocked with more than junk food and diet drinks.  They offer live hairy Shanghai crabs. The crabs are stored in the machine at 41F 5C which keeps them alive and immobile. The machine states that if you find a dead crab after your purchase they will give you 3 crabs for the mistake.

 

2

This craze is taking China by storm and even though statistics state that the live hairy Shanghai crab is becoming overfished in the Yangtze river, it isn’t’ stopping the wild vending machines from dispensing these hairy little guys to hundreds  of happy consumers daily.


3

Whats next to be thrown in a vending machine? Live cows?


4

Learn Something:  Did you know that it is generally illegal to import, transport, or possess live Chinese mitten crabs in the United States? The fear is that they will become released into open waters and competes with the local species of crab.


6   Comments ?
0
1.
ja 10 year s ago
ITS JAPANESE, NOT CHINA !!!!
       
0
2.
Smarter than the average poster 10 year s ago
It's a Japanese TV report from China, idiot. Listen to the people they interview, and last time i checked the Japanese don't have Chairman Mao on their money
       
0
3.
Peanut 10 year s ago
Crabs in vending machines. Only in China.
       
0
4.
lol 10 year s ago
most probably an identical specie. if they were the genuine shanghai crabs, the vending machine would be carried away in a small truck with the quickness.
       
0
5.
2Cool4Ice 10 year s ago
o crab !
       
0
6.
IzismileNeedsAnEditor 10 year s ago
A factoid is "fact-like", just like a humanoid is "human-like". Please, for the love of god, just start calling them "Facts".
       
27353641acute
belayclappingdance3dashdirol
drinksfoolgirl_craygirl_devilgirl_witch
goodgreenheartJC-LOLJC_doubledown
JC_OMG_signkisslaughingman_in_lmocking
mr47_04musicokroflsarcastic
sm_80tonguevishenka_33vomitwassat
yahooshoot

How to comment

•    Don't insult other visitors. Offensive comments will be deleted without warning.

•    Comments are accepted in English only.

•    No swearing words in comments, otherwise such comments will be censored.

•    Your nickname and avatar are randomly selected. If you don't post comments for 7 days, they both are reset.

•    To choose another avatar, click the ‘Random avatar’ link.