I got this email from my aunt today and had to post it. My sister told me when she went to Walt Disney World on her honeymoon, they had a tour at Epcot describing hydroponic growing systems they have in place. They use Mickey Mouse shaped molds to grow Mickey shaped cucumbers there. Instead of round cucumber slices, you would get Mickey head shaped slices! I guess these watermelons are grown on the same principal.
“A round watermelon can take up a lot of room in a refrigerator and the usually round fruit often sits awkwardly on refrigerator shelves. Smart Japanese Farmers have forced their watermelons to grow into a square shape by inserting the melons into square, tempered glass cases while the fruit is still growing on the vine.”