In Japan, it is common for people to give each other fruit, such as grapes, melons, or apples, as a sort of luxury gift, but every so often it gets a little overboard.

On August 11, 2008, in Ishikawa Prefecture Japan, a bunch of “Ruby Roman” grapes were auctioned and purchased by a restaurant owner for a record high of 100,000 yen (around $910).

The bunch had about 35 grapes on it, costing around $26 per grape, and each one was as big as a ping pong ball.

The other bunches sold for average of 27,000 yen (around $245).


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