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How To Perfectly Skin A Watermelon

Former NASA engineer Mark Rober shows you how.

Want a juicy party trick to wow your friends? Former NASA engineer Mark Rober has just the thing.

Tell your pals you’ve learned how to perfectly skin a watermelon and watch their jaws drop when you unveil this feat:

Creeped out/amazed/entirely baffled?

As Rober’s step-by-step instructional video shows, the “peeled” watermelon is actually two fruits, both carefully prepped beforehand. The trick involves using two similarly-sized watermelons -- one “skinned” by a knife and scoured with dish scrubbing pads, and the other cut in half and completely hollowed out.

You then put the fleshy bit into the two rind bowls, and voilà! 

Rober has shared other food hacks and tricks on his YouTube channel Creativity Design Science. He’s previously demonstrated how to make a “no mess” watermelon smoothie in two minutes and how to create an ugly Christmas sweater boasting a real, flickering Yule Log.



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