Mama Diaries

Friday, October 2, 2015

Exploding Watermelons

My teenage daughter is having a birthday party this weekend. She gave me a list of things she wants for it. At the top of the list was watermelons.

"You're going to eat watermelon?" I asked.

"Yeah, but first we're going to explode it."

"What?" I couldn't wait to hear what kind of ridiculous thing she had planned.

"Make sure you get a whole watermelon. And rubber bands. We're going to wrap rubber bands around  the watermelon and watch it explode. It'll be cool."

And messy.

So, ladies and gentlemen, what I will be doing this weekend is watching a bunch of teenagers explode watermelons. If you'd like to see one for yourself, here's a video:




56 comments:

  1. I never would've thought of putting a hundred rubber bands on a watermelon would do that. But hey, if it will keep the girls occupied for quite a while, go for it.

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    1. They ended up doing it the easy way - with an air compressor.

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  2. haha at least it gives them something to do. Couldn't that hurt though if it explodes in ones face?

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    1. It could. Fortunately, that didn't happen.

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  3. Yikes, I've never heard of trying that! It'll be my new thing to learn for today, I think. Hope everyone has fun at the party.

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  4. Hope your daughter has a lovely birthday and party, exploding watermelons and all.
    Yvonne.

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  5. You'll have to buy a whole load of rubber bands, too! OMG!

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  6. I'm not letting Valentina see this... I'll have watermelon all over the house... lol.. I hope your daughter has fun xox

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  7. You will surely get the Mother of the Year award for this one!

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  8. Someone has way too much time on their hands. Maybe a hobby?

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    1. That's what you do at parties - explode watermelons!

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  9. If I were having a party, and if I were a teenager, I would figure out a way to put vodka in the watermelon. Beware, Mama!

    Love,
    Janie

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  10. Ah, YouTube nation, again at work giving our teens really bad ideas...

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  11. Please make a video! I would love to see whatever sassy comments you happen to have after this!

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    1. Mostly it was, "You want to explode watermelons? Fine. But you're cleaning up the mess!"

      They did.

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  12. Exploding watermelons is a thing people actually do for fun? I obviously don't stalk YouTube enough, LOL. Hope your daughter has a good birthday!

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    1. Yes. People actually blow up watermelons. My kid ended up doing it with a air compressor.

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  13. What a wonderful mum you are. I can only imagine what my mam would have had to say if my sister was to have suggested this. I say my sister as I'd have much preferred to eat the melon.

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    1. If I was a kid, I probably would've blown up watermelons, too.

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  14. When you said exploding watermelons, I initially thought using it like a pinata or maybe even sticking m80s or something into it and blowing it up. I never would have thought about using rubber bands. That was awesome!

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    1. I wonder who the genius was who first did this and posted it on YouTube.

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  15. Oh my, all the cleaning up afterwards will make my heart explode. :)

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    1. The girls cleaned it up themselves. That was the deal.

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  16. I've never seen that before. Cool.

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  17. hope nobody will end up hurt.... beside the melon

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    1. Nobody got hurt. Just the watermelons.

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  18. That's an interesting birthday choice, haha, but cool! I'll have to give it a try :)

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  19. I would never have thought that watermelon + rubber band = explosion. Who invented that, MacGuyver?

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    1. Someone with way too much time on their hands!

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  20. Wow that is such an interesting video to watch. Wana to try at home one day.

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  21. I've seen that trick on YouTube. All I can say is: stand back! I like my watermelon unexploded, thank you.

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  22. Whoa! That's kinda cool and scary too.

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    1. I wouldn't want part of the rind hitting me in the face!

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  23. That sure took a lot of rubber bands. LOL

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    1. No kidding! I bought 600. That should do the trick!

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  24. I've seen exploding watermelons around...is it season for it or something?

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    1. Really? Apparently exploding watermelons are in season. ;0)

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  25. What messy, funny, harmless fun for the young ones.

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    1. Harmless as long as you don't get smacked in the head by watermelon parts.

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  26. I have to admit, I found that VERY cool ;)

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    1. Well it's been done now, so it's not as exciting :P

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  27. The last straw, I mean rubber band was 442 !!

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