But there's one man who's found the way to tame the bulbous shape of the pear: Chinese farmer De He. He has been molding fruit into strange shapes for years. You may have seen his square watermelon. Or maybe you've come across his heart-shaped cucumbers. All those strangely-shaped fruits were molded by him first and he has now put his energy into growing pears in the shape of Buddha.
We always knew that a bite into a perfectly ripe pear was a spiritual experience -- and now it has been confirmed.
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