Video: How to skin a watermelon

There is something vaguely racist about this video, by former NASA engineer Mark Rober. Nevertheless it has gone viral, having been viewed over 22 million times as of this writing.

The trick to a fully skinned watermelon, Rober explains in the video, is to start with two watermelons, which are ultimately spliced together, the seam “erased” using something he calls “watermelon sandpaper.”

Rober, who is white, seems to have a fixation with watermelons. His YouTube channel, Creativity Design Science, also features a step-by-step tutorial for a “no-mess” watermelon smoothie.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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