A balmy Russian region famed for its delicious watermelons on Friday introduced a hologram copyright label for the fruit to guard against "fakes." Apparently, the Russians hate counterfeit watermelons.
"The hologram will be stuck on each watermelon sent outside the region and will confirm that the watermelons really have been grown in Astrakhan," the regional administration said in a statement.
According to Yahoo, The label will have a picture of a watermelon and the crest of Astrakhan, a jewel-encrusted crown and an oriental sword, proclaiming their proud history as an independent medieval kingdom.
I would like to point something out to the mighty people of Astrakhan. If someone steals your hologram stickers, they can put them on their own melons...shhhh.
"The hologram label... was developed to defend Astrakhan's watermelons from fakes," the statement said, referring to watermelons grown in other regions that are passed off as the Astrakhan fruit.
shhh...I won't tell.
They certainly seem like a proud watermelon rearing region. I hope they printed enough stickers. They probably should put a product key on them too, like with Windows products.