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Chinese One-Up Japanese With Live Crab Vending Machine

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China is posing a serious threat to Japan's vending machine supremacy. Banana vending machines are cool and all, but in Nanjing they've got one that sells live crabs. One Shanghai Hairy Crab costs between the equivalent of US $1.50 to $7.50, depending on how large it is. The machine, which is kept at a temperature which cause the crabs to go into hibernation, guarantees live crabs. Get a dead one, they'll give you three for free. Sure enough, the reporter in the video below gets a feisty one.

Video: Vending Machine Sells Live Crabs

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