Food & Recipes

The Bizarre 10-Minute Party Trick That Results in a Rindless Watermelon


If you’re stumped on what to bring to the BBQ this weekend, wonder no more. You’ll be a huge hit when you arrive bearing a watermelon that looks like the one in the video. The best part? Since this summer staple is cleverly disguised in a hollowed-out shell, you’ll surprise friends and family when you pull the halves apart to reveal the skinned melon.

That’s why the creator of this ingenious method of serving up watermelon–an ex-NASA engineer named Mark Rober–is calling it a party trick. And he promises viewers the whole process takes only 10 minutes of prep time.

All you need are two equally sized whole watermelons (large or small, up to you), a knife, and an unused dish-scrubbing pad. Got ’em? Now you’re ready to go after you watch the video. BBQ crisis, averted!


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