Beware Of The Oklahoma Exploding Watermelon
Oh, the humanity. Witness the unimaginable horror and messy violence of the terrible Oklahoma exploding watermelon. Just when you thought it was safe to return to the picnic table for a tasty summertime treat.
WHILE JUICY & DELICIOUS WATERMELONS CAN BE DANGEROUS SEE BELOW
Did you know that watermelons once they begin to rot and ferment can actually expode? That's right your melon could be a ticking time bomb just waiting to go off. So be warned you don't want to be the next victim.
Hit play on the video below for a close-up view of an exploding watermelon
So what causes an otherwise friendly fruit to violently explode? The biggest culprit when it comes to watermelons exploding is the heat. Thanks to Mother Nature this spring and summer have been brutally hot.
KNOW THE WARNINGS SIGNS OF WHEN A WATERMELON IS ABOUT TO EXPLODE
The excessive heat combined with watermelon's natural juices and bacteria creates the perfect scenario for fermentation and eventually explosion. Look for the signs, like bubbling foam coming out of your melon.
Beware if you see foam coming out of your watermelon it's a very bad sign
If you see bubbling foam coming out of your watermelon like in the video above know that you're in danger of having a messy melon explosion on your hands. It's best to leave it alone and not attempt to cut into it.
WATERMELONS ARE MOSTLY FRIENDLY BUT WHEN THEY GO BAD, THEY GO BAD
This warning will prevent tragedy and costly cleanup efforts. So if you see foam you'll want to proceed with the utmost caution. Carefully move the melon outside and away from anything you don't want destroyed.
Witness the unimaginable horror and mess of an exploding rotten watermelon
Unlike most fruits when they ferment, watermelons don't make alcohol. I know bummer. Instead, they make a toxic cocktail of harmful E-Coli, Salmonella, and even Botulism. You should never eat a rotting watermelon.
TO AVOID FERMENTATION OR AN EXPLOSION KEEP WATERMELONS COOL
So don't eat watermelons that look like they're rotting or that are bubbling foam, it can be very dangerous. Not to mention it could very well explode due to all the gases created inside by the fermentation process.