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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Watermelon Cubed?

One of my favorite websites is instructables.com. It gives you instructions on how to build, make or do almost anything. It is a great way to save money and be more productive.  You can find fun science projects for home school, recipes, and many other things. The latest project I want to take on involves a watermelon, a box, and awesomeness. How can you get cooler than a cube watermelon?
Photo from instructables.com

Click on this link to see how to make your watermelon into a magical cube. I think these are so awesome. Now I only want to have square fruit. Regular round circular fruit will not suffice. It has to be square or I won't eat it!

OK, I got a bit carried away there. I should like fruits of all shapes and sizes. No need to be prejudice against regular fruit, but you can't tell me that if a square watermelon showed up at your door you would welcome him with open arms and laugh at his jokes even when they weren't funny. You would give him the benefit of the doubt and try to make him like you. You wouldn't do those things for a regular oblong melon would you? Square is where it's at.
Photo from snopes.com

We at backyard farming seem to be a little behind the loop on this one as I have seen articles on CNN from 2001 that discuss the phenomenon of square watermelon selling for more than $80 each in Japan. This urban farmer website uses the idea of making square watermelon to sell seeds. In addition snopes.com has verified that the existence of cube watermelon is in fact true. Regardless, it is one of the coolest things I have seen in a while.

Michael

7 comments:

bandwidow said...

Too cool!

Vanalee said...

These are definitely grown in Japan, but would not be purchased by a Japanese family for consumption. They would only purchase fruit this expensive to give as a gift. I have also seen beautiful, sixty dollar cantelopes that are also only given as gifts.

Contessa Kris said...

Apparently I'm behind the times too! I showed it to the little one and she said 'I know. They grown them that way in japan or something and sell them for lots of money.' lol Very cool!

daisy said...

I have mixed feelings about this. It definitely rates up there in the cool department, but not sure if I like messing with Mother Nature...

rachlea said...

Well this is coll I have platnted a lot of watermellon this year and cantelope I wonder if you can do this with them? I am gonna try it.

PickingUpStitches said...

Neat! We saw mickey-mouse shaped tomatoes at Epcot, growing inside a mold.

Check it out:
http://inhabitat.com/mickey-mouse-sustainable-farming/

cassandra said...

I've seen these on sale in Canada for $100 each! Didn't see anybody buying them though :-)