Crab Vending Machines: For A Living Snack On The Go

The future of fast food that’s alive? Nanjing, China has unrolled vending machines that sell living, crawling Shanghai Hairy Crabs for prices between $1.50 and $7.50, depending on the crustacean’s weight. The units have been placed in subway stations, meaning that there’s a distinct possibility of live crabs getting loose on the train — another stress added to the morning commute.

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  • Shotguntracheotomy

    Isn’t that a little cruel…? There’s nothing for the crabs to eat while incarcerated in those little boxes, half of them will likely be dead by the time they’re purchased. I don’t know Mandarin (Or is it Cantonese in this video?) so I can’t say for myself what the specifics of it are, but it seems a little inhumane.

  • Shotguntracheotomy

    Isn’t that a little cruel…? There’s nothing for the crabs to eat while incarcerated in those little boxes, half of them will likely be dead by the time they’re purchased. I don’t know Mandarin (Or is it Cantonese in this video?) so I can’t say for myself what the specifics of it are, but it seems a little inhumane.

  • nemoide

    You know it’s bad when Japan is making videos about how weird your vending machines are.

    Also in the video is a vending machine that dispenses liquor. Kind of awesome.

  • Anonymous

    You know it’s bad when Japan is making videos about how weird your vending machines are.

    Also in the video is a vending machine that dispenses liquor. Kind of awesome.

  • Hadrian999

    is there a butter vending machine to go with it

  • Hadrian999

    is there a butter vending machine to go with it

  • Guest

    This is cruel beyond all belief. International pressure needs to be put on the Chinese to stop this.

  • Guest

    This is cruel beyond all belief. International pressure needs to be put on the Chinese to stop this.