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10 things you might not know about watermelons

 

It's time to celebrate! August 3rd is National Watermelon Day.

It's a day to enjoy a juicy cool slice of watermelon and check out some fun facts about this amazing favourite summer snack.


 

a watermelon is more than 91% water

watermelons also come in orange, yellow and white

watermelons are bpth a fruit and a vegetable

you can eat the whole melon - even the rind

early explorers used watermelons as canteens

the seedless variety has only been around for 50 years

some japanese farmer grow cube-shaped melons

you need honeybees to pollinate watermelons

there are watermelon hieroglyphics in Egyptian tombs

a watermelon takes 90 days to grow