How Many lbs of Force to Crush a Watermelon Between Your Thighs?

August 19, 2023
David Sunnyside

Watermelon is a refreshingly sweet and juicy fruit that's perfect for quenching thirst on hot days. Its subtle tropical flavor and hint of tartness will linger in your mouth after every bite.

The hardness of a watermelon depends on several factors, including its size and ripeness. It can also be affected by the type of punch and technique used to break it. For example, using a straight punch may be less effective than using a hook punch or an uppercut due to the difference in force required.

It is possible to crush a watermelon with your thighs, but the force required is significant. According to a study conducted by Discovery Channel's "MythBusters," a compressive force of around 520 Newtons or 200 pounds is needed to split or even partially crush a watermelon between the thighs.

Another way to test the hardness of a watermelon is by gently tugging on it with your fingers. If it is easy to pull apart, then the watermelon is ripe and ready for consumption.

A local Las Vegas woman recently broke a world record by crushing three watermelons between her legs in seven seconds. Kortney Olson, founder of the local clothing brand GRRRL, says her goal is to inspire young girls and women to be strong and confident. To prepare for her record attempt, Olson performed various exercises that increase the strength of her thighs. She also consulted a nutritionist to ensure that she was fueling her body correctly.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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