Don't eat your veggies – Play them instead
Nan Weidong and Nan Weiping have never run a restaurant. But they would never have to worry about what to do with the leftover vegetables.
The duo learned to play traditional instruments under the tutelage of their music teacher father in China's central Anhui provoke. These days, they find themselves looking to a less conventional methods of making music. The pair lugs home veggies from the local market and sit in their small apartment, drilling holes in carrots, marrows, lotus roots and Chinese yams.
The men use an old electronic tuner to get the pitch just right.
"The deeper the hole, the lower the pitch. The shallower the hole, the higher the pitch, said Nan Weiping, who added that the size of the holes also guarantees the quality of the note.
The men have appeared on a variety of talent shows in China, and have received payments of up to 50,000 yuan ($7,900) for a performance. The duo has become so good they have begun performing as their sole source of income – although each performance requires a whole new set of instruments.