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[Photograph: Central European News]

I'd feel funny chomping into the head of one of these Buddha-shaped pears, but they're popular in their home city of Hexia, China. Farmer Gao Xianzhang spent six years perfecting his Buddha pear-making craft, resulting in this season's crop of 10,000 pears, each one grown in its own mold. The price of one of these cute pears? About $8.

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