How Much Force to Crush a Watermelon

August 19, 2023
David Sunnyside

When it comes to squeezing watermelon, you want the force to be sufficient but not too much. Too much force can damage the fruit and create a mess as the juice and seeds will fly everywhere.

The amount of force required to crush a watermelon will vary depending on the strength and technique of the puncher as well as the ripeness of the watermelon. In general, it is difficult to punch through a whole watermelon. However, if you use proper technique and the watermelon is ripe, it can be accomplished with relatively little force.

One such example is a local Las Vegas woman named Kortney Olson, who crushed three watermelons between her legs in seven seconds. While she did not break the world record, it was still an impressive feat.

To make this happen, you will first need to select a ripe and delicious watermelon that is easy to cut. Next, wash the rind thoroughly to remove any dirt or germs. Then, use a sharp and sturdy knife to cut off the top and bottom of the watermelon. Once the rind is removed, you can then slice the watermelon into thin slices. The best way to do this is to stand the watermelon on end and use a downward motion with the knife to make sure you are cutting into the melon and not the rind.

You will then need to use a melon baller or another tool to scoop out bite-sized balls of the watermelon flesh from each quarter. This is a great summer activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages.

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