More Than One Way To Cut A Watermelon

Gallagher did it with a sledge hammer, but these guys have a cool way to smash a watermelon as well.
     Posted By: patty - Thu Jul 26, 2012

That was pretty cool! Especially the way it was bulging right before it blew.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 07/26/12 at 11:58 PM
Not to be a downer, but I don't think the Japanese nation started this "experiment" with watermelons. Just add some bamboo, patience, and creativity and you'll find your mark. Kind of sobering, if you think about it.
Posted by Will on 07/27/12 at 01:33 AM
Yo! B. Hussain, we're going to need a few million$ to find just how many rubber bands it takes of what size and elasticity. We'll figure out how to work this into a green project later.

Anyway, this is a much more exciting way to do it. Watch This
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 07/27/12 at 09:12 AM
Whatever could be on on our Patty's mind?

"...the way it was bulging right before it blew..."
Posted by Paul on 07/27/12 at 10:58 AM
Oh Paul, you know me so well. 😉
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 07/27/12 at 11:12 AM
Did anyone besides me notice that the rubber bands, simultaneously contracting upon implosion of the watermelons, tended to form a sphere? Surely, some strange, unknown principle of physics is at work here, that warrants further study. Perhaps NASA has some spare grant money to throw around, now that they're in a lull from polluting the atmosphere by launching guinea pi-umm, humans into space.
Posted by done on 07/28/12 at 11:00 PM
If they had put the rubber bands on without any cris crossing that would not have happened. but since that would have been tedious and useless as part of the experiment they were thrown on haphazardly. Due to the crossing of the rubber bands they contracted into a ball. When I worked at the restaurant the Sous Chef and I made a giant rubber band ball out of the ones that came on various bunches of produce. Started with a foil ball and went from there to the size of approximately 2 softballs. Hey, we were bored sometimes.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 07/28/12 at 11:46 PM
Now there 'ya go again, spoiling all my fun, Patty. And here I was, about to print out some of the grant applications that Penn State won't be needing anymore. Well, at least you saved me some of the $6,000 a gallon printer ink. (Dan ducks and covers before the alumni stoning begins) 😡
Posted by done on 07/29/12 at 12:55 PM
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