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In Nanjing, China, you can buy Shanghai hairy crabs without human interaction. Behold: the crab vending machine. The crabs are kept in a state of hibernation by the machine's interior 5°C (41°F) temperature and sell for 120 to 600 yen ($1.50 to $7.40) depending on size. Watch the video after the jump.

Crab Vending Machine

For more info, visit Japan Probe, who translated some of the Japanese newscast. (I wish I could tell you more, but my Japanese and Chinese comprehension skills are nonexistent.)

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