More wacky food news from abroad: Apparently pears can be grown inside hard plastic forms that resemble popular depictions of Buddha, thereby creating edible versions of the Enlightened One. (Not surprisingly, we have the Japanese—developers of the square watermelon—to thank for this innovation.) Buddhists are regarded as being fairly easygoing when it comes to questions of sacrilege, which is fortunate; edible fruit versions of Jesus or Muhammad might be less popular among the faithful.

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