If you want a new party trick, look no further than this video tutorial on how to skin a watermelon. The video, made by Creativity Design Science, promises to teach you "a cool watermelon trick to make you the #1 food bringer at your Labor Day picnic this weekend." And I'm not going to lie, it is a pretty cool "trick", especially if you want to impress a group of stupid kids (who are the audience for the watermelon skinning in the video). You're about to see why I keep writing "trick" in inverted commas, because it just barely passes for one.
The "skinning" isn't really skinning. What's designed to look like you expertly carved watermelon flesh out of its skin is actually a case of "here's one I prepared earlier" or "here's how I made this out of two whole watermelons, and it's only a trick because I tricked you, not because of anything I really did that was a trick skill." It's more of a lie, really. But still a pretty cool one. And with the current heatwave that's melting us all, nifty watermelon things seem like good choices for the coming long weekend and any outdoor BBQ type things that might be going on for social occasions. So here's how you do it:
1. Get Two Watermelons, The Same Size And Shape
2. Start By Carving The Shell Off One
3. Then Clean Up Any Remaining White Bits
4. Scrub It Down To Make It Smooth
5. Take The Second Watermelon And Cut It In Half
6. Gut It!
7. Smooth Out The Inside
8. And Voila! It Looks Like You Skinned A Watermelon!
Watch the whole video below:
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