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Baby Pears: Pears Shaped Like Babies A Success For Farmer Hao Xianzhang (VIDEO)

First Posted: 11/28/09 05:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 03:10 PM ET

People were skeptical when farmer Hao Xianzhang announced his plan to take a page out of a classic novel and grow pears shaped like babies, but he's had the last laugh as his venture has become a resounding success. Reuters reports:

"People called me crazy. They said I was whimsical and it was impossible to grow baby-shaped fruits. They told me to stop wasting my time and money," said Hao, who has sold nearly all the 18,000 pears he has cultivated for a hefty 50 yuan ($7) a piece.

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Filed by Nick Graham  |