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Watermelons are one of the sweetest parts of summer, but there’s no reason not to have some fun with them before you start eating. Artist Clive Cooper of Sparksfly Design saw beauty in the rinds and got to work carving sculptures out of the fruit before digging in.

Watermelons are one of the sweetest parts of summer, but there’s no reason not to have some fun with them before you start eating. Artist Clive Cooper of Sparksfly Design saw beauty in the rinds and got to work carving sculptures out of the fruit before digging in. (Photo by Clive Cooper)
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30 Jun 2014 12:12:00
Festival-goers have gathered together to play homage to the humble watermelon during the 55th Annual Watermelon Festival in Los Angeles, California on July 29, 2017. (Photo by Xinhua News Agency/Rex Features/Shutterstock)

A woman takes part in the Watermelon Games at the 55th annual California Watermelon festival in Los Angeles, California on July 29, 2017. The day has become a tradition because watermelons have long been the prized crop of the eastern San Fernando foothills. (Photo by Xinhua News Agency/Rex Features/Shutterstock)
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31 Jul 2017 09:11:00


Two chimpanzees share a piece of watermelon at Taronga Zoo on December 23, 2010 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Rick Stevens/Taronga Zoo via Getty Images)
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29 May 2011 10:52:00
New China Trend: Babies Wearing Watermelons

This is the cutest thing that has ever happened: Someone put a baby in watermelon shorts. We stumbled across these photos of this adorable tot inside a watermelon on Weibo, and we're pretty sure whoever snapped these puppies is a total genius (though we're not exactly sure where they're from). How this new trend got started is still a little unclear, but we have to say, it looks incredibly refreshing (and we bet it's moisturizing, too).
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09 Jun 2015 11:00:00
Bangladeshi laborers unload watermelons from a boat at the Buriganga River in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 03 April 2024. Watermelon is in harvesting season and is filling the city markets as it arrives from the southern part of Bangladesh. According to the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE), Barishal has set an ambitious goal to expand watermelon cultivation to 54,002 hectares across six high-yielding districts in the division, which is 14 percent higher than last year. (Photo by Monirul Alam/EPA/EFE)

Bangladeshi laborers unload watermelons from a boat at the Buriganga River in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 03 April 2024. Watermelon is in harvesting season and is filling the city markets as it arrives from the southern part of Bangladesh. According to the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE), Barishal has set an ambitious goal to expand watermelon cultivation to 54,002 hectares across six high-yielding districts in the division, which is 14 percent higher than last year. (Photo by Monirul Alam/EPA/EFE)
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19 Apr 2024 00:22:00
Children eat watermelons to meet the “beginning of autumn” at a kindergarten in Handan, China on August 7, 2015. Chinese tradition to eat watermelons or peaches before that day symbolises “biting away summer”. The solar term ‘beginning of autumn’ falls on 8 August this year. (Photo by Xinhua/REX Shutterstock)

Children eat watermelons to meet the “beginning of autumn” at a kindergarten in Handan, China on August 7, 2015. Chinese tradition to eat watermelons or peaches before that day symbolises “biting away summer”. The solar term ‘beginning of autumn’ falls on 8 August this year. (Photo by Xinhua/REX Shutterstock)
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11 Aug 2015 14:29:00
A Cossack slashes a watermelon with a sabre during a sabre-cutting competition in the village of Novosvetlovsky, Rostov region, on August 27, 2023. (Photo by AFP Photo/Stringer)

A Cossack slashes a watermelon with a sabre during a sabre-cutting competition in the village of Novosvetlovsky, Rostov region, on August 27, 2023. (Photo by AFP Photo/Stringer)
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01 Sep 2023 03:29:00
Japan Agricultural Cooperation Kagawa employees arrange cubic watermelons to be shipped within the country, in Zentsuji city, Kagawa prefecture, western Japan, Wednesday, June 24, 2020. The about 18x18x18-centimeter (7x7x7-inch) square watermelons, grown in transparent square containers, will be sold for about 10,000 yen ($94) each. (Photo ny Maiko Hirai/Kyodo News via AP Photo)

Japan Agricultural Cooperation Kagawa employees arrange cubic watermelons to be shipped within the country, in Zentsuji city, Kagawa prefecture, western Japan, Wednesday, June 24, 2020. The about 18x18x18-centimeter (7x7x7-inch) square watermelons, grown in transparent square containers, will be sold for about 10,000 yen ($94) each. (Photo ny Maiko Hirai/Kyodo News via AP Photo)
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08 Jul 2020 00:05:00