Rubber Bands Around A Watermelon Experiment Gone Wrong (Or Right If You Ask Me)

March 25, 2016


This is a video of two kids performing the rubber bands around a watermelon experiment. If you aren't familiar with the rubber bands around a watermelon experiment, I included a video of the Slow Mo guys performing the same thing. Basically you continue adding rubber bands around the middle of a watermelon, and eventually it explodes. For some reason, knowing good and well the melon is going to explode, these kids' mom let them perform the experiment at the kitchen table. And she's filming it. Cool mom. I bet she lets them play with bb guns too.

Hit the jump for the videos.

Thanks to Lydia, who tried the rubber bands around an avocado experiment with much less exciting results.

  • E-

    Isn't this pretty much how circumcision is done?

  • No.
    You're thinking of castration.

  • Well, in that instance it's rubber bands plus knife. Only rubber bands IS sometimes done, but it's a far less preferable method for the subject. (Plus, it ruins the produce...)

  • Elastration is the most common method used to castrate sheep and goats, but is also common in cattle.

  • Hmm, wonder if it varies by locale?

  • *shrug*

  • Gilbert

    I'm still wondering who said "yes" to letting them destroy a watermelon inside the house...

  • GeneralDisorder


  • Ed

    Always wear safety goggles when conducting science!

  • Bling Nye

    And always do it in your parent's dining room!

  • Zachary Maltais

    Knowing full well what is going to happen I am surprised these guys are not wearing eye protection.

  • Skyinferno

    It's called having "cool" parents

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