It's a common occurrence: you're out and about and really want a live Shanghai Hairy Crab. But there are no open stores to buy one from! What's a hungry crab fan to do?
Well, there's a new vending machine in China that can get you your Hairy Crab fix, no live attendant required. It keeps the poor crabs at a chill 5 degrees celsius, which puts them into hibernation. The proprietor of the machine is so sure of this method that he promises to give you three free crabs if you end up with a dead one. What a deal!
I don't think the demand for Hairy Crabs is high enough here in the States to warrant bringing it across the Pacific, but hey, maybe a lobster vending machine could be in our future?
Via Japan Probe