Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Watermelon taken to a whole new level!

Did you know Japan has square watermelons? - They stack better. How about a Heart-shaped? This is the latest twist on Japan's love affair with the juicy green fruit.

A Japanese farmer and his wife cultivated the heart-shaped watermelon. It took this couple three years to perfect the shape "It was an act of love for the couple where they wanted the fruit of their labor to symbolize their feelings for each other." according to the weird Asia news (Hmm, I wonder what shape will the watermelon take if they were to get divorced?). The lovely watermelons sold for 15,750 yen ea - that works out to a whooping $160 per melon!   

Sunday, May 13, 2012

... It's been a while

Hello everyone! it's been a while. Sorry for being away for so long. I will do my best to keep up with the blog and talk about random things!

With that said, I will leave you with this:

This is for star wars fans - Do you know how how the name "R2D2" came about?

When George Lucas was mixing the American Graffiti soundtrack, he numbered the reels of film starting with an R and numbered the dialog starting with  a D. Sound designer Walter Murch asked George for Reel 2, Dialog 2 by saying "R2D2". George liked the way that sounded so much he integrated that into another project he was working on (star wars).