News, but not the serious kind
Honeydew you need a new phone?
Blog Guy, I guess cellphones are pretty much a universal sight now. I mean it’s the same thing in every part of the world, isn’t it?
Not everywhere. Over in Jordan, for instance, people still make their calls on huge melons.
It’s true. In the top photo you can see a couple of tech-savvy Jordanian gents with their Smart Melons pressed against their ears, much as we do with our Smart Phones.
Wait a second, this is just too stupid. Where do they buy these Smart Melons?
At the Apple Store, of course.
The Apple Store sells Melons? Look here, Blog Guy, isn’t putting Smart Phone technology into large pieces of fruit kind of a backward way to do things?
Maybe, but it’s a lot better than the old-school Flip Melon this guy here on the right is using.
Top: Men with watermelons walk past riot police standing guard during a demonstration demanding the dissolution of the parliament and the departure of the government, after Friday prayers in Amman July 15, 2011.
Right: A fruit vendor removes a wedge of watermelon in a market in Amman, August 9, 2010.
REUTERS photos by Muhammad Hamed