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How to remove most of the seeds when cutting up a watermelon

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Step 2: Break along seed line

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Step 3. Now hit the melon along one cut strip to break along seed line.
The rind will be about 4-5 mm lower then the other strips. Break off the strip.
 
twilly5 years ago
 I agree with gmichaelt.  Since the process of "hitting the melon" is applying force at one point, it is confusing as to whether cokecola means "hit down (looking at the picture above) on the watermelon anywhere along the strip on top", or whether he means "hit the melon on one of the ends from left to right (looking the the picture above), with the blow displacing a section of the watermelon.
cokecola (author) 6 years ago
It states "Now hit the melon along one cut strip".
gmichaelt6 years ago
Much appreciated; I'll be sure to try it out next time I'm within reach of a whole watermelon. Yum! I'd suggest --most generally-- that authors here get used to thinking in 3- and 4-dimensions, and write their instructions in anticipation of them being read by someone who - or something that - does not have all the materials to hand. More particularly, in Step 3 --which appears as Step 2 by the site's lights-- you (cokecola) say: "Now hit the melon along one cut strip to break along seed line." This directive is not entirely clear; it isn't unambiguous with respect to the line along which the blow is delivered. Is the blow axial/parallel to the axis of the watermelon? Or radial/perpendicular to the axis? It might not make a difference functionally, but I'm not in a position to perform a practical check, as the watermelon I have is only an abstraction...