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P.S. I WILL be going back to La Taqueria before I leave this state (I won't take no for an answer)
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Enjoy (I know I did)!
P.S. even though this is a blog about watermelons, check out his other videos (Orange Song, Apple Song, Banana Song, Lemon Song) because I guarantee that you will laugh your butt off!
This is a clip from an episode of The Simpsons (I don't know which episode because I don't watch that show). But, I thought it was funny and everyone knows who the Simpsons are - if you don't then you live under a rock - and I posted it because it has to do with watermelon. Enjoy!
Sunday, July 11, 2010
To find a Watermelon Festival near you go to http://www.watermelon.org/watermelon_festivals.asp
I hope you find one, and maybe I'll see you there!
Drum roll please!...(add your own sound effect)
Watermelon is thought to have originated in the Kalahari Desert of Africa. The first watermelon harvest occured nearly 5,000 years ago in Egypt and is depicted in Egyptian hieroglyphics on walls of their ancient buildings. Watermelons were often placed in the burial tombs of kings to nourish them in ther afterlife.
From there, watermelons spread throughouot countries along the Mediterranean Sea by way of merchant ships. By the 10th century, watermelon found it's way to China, which is now the world's #1 producer of watermelons.
The 13th century found watermelon spread through the rest of Europe via the Moors.
Southern food historian, John Egerton, believes watermelon made it's way to the United States with African slaves as he states in his book "Southern Food".
The United States currently ranks fourth in worldwide production of watermelon.
Well everyone, that is the history of watermelon! It isn't that interesting but I think it's one of those things that should be known in life. You can't just go walking around in the world not knowing the history of the best food in the world! All information is direclty from http://www.watermelon.org/watermelon_funfacts.asp without that website I wouldn't know any of that and I wouldn't be able to share it with you. Once again keep reading to learn more interesting things about watermelon!
Hello friends! Well, since it's been a while I feel like I owe you something fun (even though all of my posts are pretty fun). So, as you can probably already tell by the title, I'm going to share some fun facts with you!
P.S. the picture above made me laugh when I saw it, so I thought you would get a kick out of it!
- The first recorded watermelon harvest was 5,000 years ago in Egypt.
- Over 1,200 varieties of watermelon are grown worldwide in 96 countries.
- Watermelon is 92% water.
- Watermelon's official name is Citrullus Lanatus.
- Watermelon's cousins include cucumbers, pumpkins, and squash.
- Early explorers used watermelons as canteens.
- In 1990, Bill Carson of Arrington, TN grew the largest watermelon at 262 pounds that is still on the record books (1998 ed. Guinness Bookof World Records).
- Watermelon is a vegetable!
Well, that's all for now folks! I might give out more fun facts at a later date, so keep your eyes peeled for that post! For now, I'm getting the history of watermelon and I am basically done. I will have that up soon, so don't be impatient (because soon means in like a couple of minutes from now). Thanks for reading, and continue to read because the history is the most important part!
I know you guys have missed me, because I have missed you too! I guess I just got caught up with all the other splendiferous things going on in my life. And I want to apologize for abandoning you!! From now on I will try to post on here as much as possible, and I will definitely talk about all of the delicious kinds of WATERMELON! So have no fear, because I am back and ready to blog! Keep checking back in to see more cool information about watermelon!
Friday, October 31, 2008
Take a look at this pic! This person carved a watermelon, YAY! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!