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Guy uses quarter to demonstrate nifty way to cut open a watermelon
I'm honestly slightly amazed that this trick worked. This is great to know if you're needing to dig into a watermelon in a pinch.
Jessica Adler
10.01.21

A lot more goes into setting up a picnic or park BBQ than one might think. Of course, you’ve got to bring the food, as well as anything you might need to cook said food.

Then, of course, there are plates, bowls, and utensils to bring. With all this inventory it can be all too easy to forget one very important item- a knife.

This can land you in hot water with guests eager to bite into their watermelon, but it doesn’t have to.

As it turns out, all you need to cut open a watermelon is a good ol’ fashioned quarter.

YouTube Screenshot - CrazyRussianHacker
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YouTube Screenshot - CrazyRussianHacker

And it’s likely that you have one sitting right in your pocket.

I know it may sound crazy, but we’ve got video evidence of just how effective it can be.

YouTube Screenshot - CrazyRussianHacker
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YouTube Screenshot - CrazyRussianHacker

Here’s how it’s done.

First, hold the coin upright with one hand so that the edge is facing the skin of the watermelon.

Then slam your other hand down onto the coin, and the coin should become embedded into the watermelon.

YouTube Screenshot - CrazyRussianHacker
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YouTube Screenshot - CrazyRussianHacker

You might need to hit it a few times for it to become firmly wedged.

Then lift up the coin and press it into the edge of the hole that’s been made in the watermelon.

YouTube Screenshot - CrazyRussianHacker
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YouTube Screenshot - CrazyRussianHacker

Try to keep the hole in a straight line as you keep on doing this across the watermelon, spinning the coin as you go.

Before long, you’ll be right back where you started your first “cut”.

YouTube Screenshot - CrazyRussianHacker
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YouTube Screenshot - CrazyRussianHacker

It’ll take a couple of minutes to get to this point, but you will get there.

Push your coin deeper into the cut as you go, deepening the opening.

Do this all along the line.

YouTube Screenshot - CrazyRussianHacker
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YouTube Screenshot - CrazyRussianHacker

Once you’ve made this line as deep as possible, place your hand over it.

Now it’s time for the action. Karate chop your melon.

YouTube Screenshot - CrazyRussianHacker
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YouTube Screenshot - CrazyRussianHacker

It might take a few attempts, but eventually, you’ll split the entire thing in half.

And just like that, you and your other picnic participants will have plenty of watermelon to mow.

YouTube Screenshot - CrazyRussianHacker
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YouTube Screenshot - CrazyRussianHacker

The Crazy Russian Hacker posted a video of this amazing hack on YouTube, where it went viral.

To date, it has gained over 1 million views. It also has more than 25,000 likes and 2,700 comments.

People have been saying things like this:

YouTube Screenshot - CrazyRussianHacker
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YouTube Screenshot - CrazyRussianHacker

But there’s also a bonus hack!

And if you’re also looking for an easy way to make a watermelon smoothie without a blender, then you’re in luck. It’s also super easy.

YouTube Screenshot - Mark Rober
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YouTube Screenshot - Mark Rober

All you need is a wire coat hanger, a knife (or a coin, as you now know) and a drill.

You may also want a plastic cup, but this is optional. This sounds like it could be messy, but it isn’t, promise!

Begin by cutting a hole in the side of the watermelon. It should be about the size of a dime. Then fold out the coat hanger and bend it into a sort of very simple thin whisk shape.

Put the ends of the coat hanger into the part of the drill where you’d normally put the drill bit and tighten it hard.

YouTube Screenshot - Mark Rober
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YouTube Screenshot - Mark Rober

Then push the hanger into the hole in the watermelon and start drilling.

Over the next 30 seconds, keep on drilling and move the hanger around the inside of the watermelon so that the contents get entirely mushed up.

Then, cut the hole about three times as big. If you’re using a plastic cup, cut it in half so that the bottom of the cup makes a semicircle. Then stuff this cup half into the hole to make a spout.

Then pour your smoothie out and enjoy.

YouTube Screenshot - Mark Rober
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YouTube Screenshot - Mark Rober

You never know when you’re going to need to hack your way into a tasty watermelon. Thankfully, if you do, now you know how.

Get the full deets on both of these melon hacks in the videos below!

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By Jessica Adler
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Jessica Adler is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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