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Drink Your Watermelon: 5 Great Recipes for Summer Sipping

Drinks The Serious Eats Team 1 comment

Watermelon has a great affinity for tart lime and delicately flavored spirits; here are a few of our favorite recipes for summer watermelon drinks. More

Watermelon Limeade

Serious Eats Autumn Giles 3 comments

Blending chunks of watermelon and giving it a quick strain through cheesecloth yields a sweet liquid that is a perfect foil for tart lime juice. More

Video: Watch a Watermelon Implode from the Pressure of 500 Rubber Bands

Max Falkowitz 15 comments

Here's an idea: take a perfectly innocent watermelon and start wrapping its belly in rubber bands. Keep going until it starts to gurgle in protest, promises to tell you everything it knows, and begs you to stop. Only good things can come of this, right? That's what some Korean friends thought when they made this video. Jump to 1:26 for the good stuff. More

Watermelon Mint Lemonade

Serious Eats J. Kenji López-Alt 1 comment

Blended watermelons provide most of the liquid for this light and refreshing lemonade. More

Market Scene: Hooray for (the) Hollywood Farmers' Market

Market Scene Leah Greenstein 2 comments

It may officially be summer, but spring is lingering (in the form of favas, English peas, garbanzos and strawberries) at the Hollywood Farmers' Market. Sure I saw some melons and sweet, ripe pluots, but it was the holdovers from spring that caught my attention at yesterday's Hollywood Farmers' Market. More

Video: Hippopotamus Eating a Watermelon

Robyn Lee 7 comments

What I think while watching this video of a hippo eating a watermelon: "Whoaaa. Awesome. One bite and it's just...totally destroyed." What a watermelon thinks while watching this video: "AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, WHAT THE, NOOOOO [weeps], OH GOD." More

Video: Watermelon Revenge

Robyn Lee 2 comments

Watermelons have been tortured by humans for as long as humans realized watermelons are fun to blow up, smash, and carve. (I'm guessing it's been a long time.) But recently, watermelons got their revenge. Here's the story, from a watermelon. More

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Watermelons?

Sarah Kuo 12 comments

Nothing makes me quite as giddy as super sweet, run-down-your-arm-cuz-it's-so-freakishly-juicy watermelon flesh. The thought alone makes me want a napkin. So as watermelon season draws to a close, let's pay homage to a favorite summer treat. So tell me, how much do you really know about watermelons? Take the quiz! » More

Video: Baby in a Watermelon

Robyn Lee 6 comments

Why is this baby in a watermelon? To provide the world with 35 seconds of entertainment. More

Video: Timmy the Watermelon Likes Water Polo

Robyn Lee 2 comments

Didn't I just post a video featuring anthropomorphic watermelons? Um...yeah. But here's another. Because anthropomorphic watermelons brighten the hell out of my day. More

Video: Frolicking Watermelons in 'Watermelon Nights'

Robyn Lee 7 comments

Few things warm my heart quite as much as watching a flock of bug-eyed watermelons deliriously frolic and dance in a park to a happy tune. These are the happiest watermelons in the history of all watermelons. More

Video: Watermelon Half-Pipe Performance Art on a Japanese Game Show

Robyn Lee 4 comments

It's the skill you didn't know you were missing: smoothly eating across a watermelon slice with a snowboarder painted on your face so it looks like the snowboarder is using the watermelon as a half-pipe.... More

Watermelon Art

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From Tatsuro Kiuchi on Flickr It's hard to not want to sit back with a giant wedge of watermelon after looking at On the Beach by artist Tatsuro Kiuchi. [via Personism]... More

Melon Carving from the Melounovy Festival

Adam Kuban 8 comments

Pumpkin carving? So three months ago. Get with the program. All the cool kids have moved on to melons now. The Melounovy Festival in the Czech Republic seems to be ground zero for the artform. Get your knives sharpened. Preliminaries will be held July 31 and August 1. [via Boing Boing]... More

In Videos: High-Speed Watermelon Peeling

Robyn Lee 6 comments

I never thought of applying the word "peeling" to a watermelon, but this Japanese chef shows that with a good chef's knife and steady hands, you can peel an appropriately-sized watermelon...in 30 seconds. You know, for all those times you need watermelon flesh ASAP. Watch the video after the jump.... More

In Videos: Peabody Award-Winning Stephen Colbert Covers Record-Breaking Watermelon Smashing Event

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How does Stephen Colbert show his excellence in broadcasting journalism after winning a prestigious Peabody Award? By covering the world record-breaking watermelon smashing event! And thus the act of smashing watermelons with your head reaches new heights of prestige. Watch the video after the jump.... More

In Videos: Man Smashes 40 Watermelons with Head, Breaks Guinness World Record

Robyn Lee 4 comments

Next time you need someone to defeat an army of watermelons, just call John Allwood. Using the awesome power of his head, he smashed 40 watermelons in just 58 seconds (that's 1.45 w/s), breaking the previous world record for watermelon head smashing. Watch the master at work, and then you'll be able to hold your own Whack-A-Melon party! Video after the jump.... More

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