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Melonus Prime: why transforming your food is ok

So you were told not to play with your food as a kid. We all were. I still get told not to play with my food now. And I’m no longer a kid.

But I thumb my nose at all those naysayers (except my wife. I won’t thumb my nose at her. I’d get in trouble).

Because the proof, as they say, is in the watermelon sculpting.

Bizarrely, this isn’t the first time I’ve featured watermelon carving (there’s a second time too). Or Optimus Prime carving for that matter. I guess it’s true what they say. They being Qohelet, the writer of Ecclesiastes. There is nothing new under the sun. Though that Optimus Prime link wouldn’t do so well under the sun, given he’s made of ice.

That melon prime was featured first (where I saw it anyway) at That’s Nerdalicious.

Prayer pears

A Chinese farmer has taken fruit moulding to new heights with these Buddha shaped pears.

” This year, he harvested more than 10,000 baby-shaped pears and sold them for the equivalent of £5 each.

Gao said: “I noticed people were selling shaped water melons for a good price, so I thought of doing something similar with my pears.

“It was more difficult than I expected. You have to test when the best time is to put the moulds on the pears is, and when to take them off again.”

Saw melon

I saw this watermelon art a couple of days ago – and it’s been floating around waiting to be posted (and possibly haunting me in my dreams since… seriously). There are more of these here. It makes my head hurt.