Those Things Money Can Buy

Those Things Money Can Buy
Tomoko A. Hosaka / AP

Densuke Black Watermelon
Price tag: $6,100
A black Densuke watermelon, grown only on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, is on sale at Isetan, a department store in Tokyo. A 17-lb. melon was sold at a record price to a marine-products dealer who wanted to support local agriculture.

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