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The first two Yubari melons of the season were auctioned Friday in northern Japan and fetched $5,200. Pricey? Certainly. But it's practically a steal if you consider last year's winning bid — a record 2.5 million yen, or about $26,000. In 2007 they sold for about $20,000.
I haven’t heard of anyone spending that much on a pair of melons since Eliot Spitzer.
Hat Tip: JeffP