Internet Hoax of the Day: Japanese 'Moon Melon' is Only Wishful Thinking

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Internet Hoax of the Day: Japanese 'Moon Melon' is Only Wishful Thinking
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The mysterious Moon Melon, with it's deep, vivid blue color, is said to come from Japan with a unique ability to change the taste of other foods with just a few bites. But like many things found on the internet that seem too weird to be true, the Moon Melon is just that. The exotic fruit has made quite a recent stir, thought the circulating image was reported to be a couple of digitally altered slices of plain ol' watermelon by The Daily Dot in July of 2012.


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According to the International Business Times, many believe it's been circulating again because the widely followed Twitter account, Weird Hacks & Facts, posted a recent photo of the fantasy fruit. The post reads the following:

"This fruit grows in some parts of Japan, and is known for its vibrant blue color. What you probably don't know about this fruit is that it can switch flavors after you eat it. Everything sour will taste sweet, everything salty will taste bitter, and it gives water a strong orange-like taste."

Rip Off of the Day: Man Finds Plastic Filler in Noodles

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After opening a bag of what was supposed to be Asian rice noodles, a man shows us that he discovered much of the contents of the bag were pieces of plastic impostors that seem to intentionally look like the real thing!