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.

8 Comments on "Crab Vending Machines: For A Living Snack On The Go"

  1. Shotguntracheotomy | Nov 3, 2010 at 12:23 am |

    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.

  2. Shotguntracheotomy | Nov 2, 2010 at 8:23 pm |

    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.

  3. Anonymous | Nov 3, 2010 at 1:51 am |

    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.

  4. 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.

  5. Hadrian999 | Nov 3, 2010 at 4:58 am |

    is there a butter vending machine to go with it

  6. Hadrian999 | Nov 3, 2010 at 12:58 am |

    is there a butter vending machine to go with it

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

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

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