Machine vends live crabs in Chinese subway

If you ever wanted to get crabs on a Chinese subway then today is your lucky day… as long as you live within striking distance of Nanjing – where a vending machine is now dispensing reasonably priced crustaceans.

The crabs are priced according to size from USD 1.50 – 8; a bottle of vinegar to give your crabs a little extra kick will set you back USD 0.80. The vending machine keeps the crabs in a state of hibernation by holding the temperature between 5 and 10C. If your crab is dead it is not a problem: return it and you get three free.

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About the author: C. S. Magor


C.S. Magor is the editor-in-chief and a reporter at large for We Interrupt and Uberreview. He currently resides in the Japanese countryside approximately two hours from Tokyo - where he has spent the better part of a decade testing his hypothesis that Japan is neither as quirky nor as interesting as others would have you believe.



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