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Father is blasted in the face by exploding melon as he tries to burst the fruit using elastic bands 

Smashed it! Hilarious moment father is blasted in the face by exploding melon as he tries to burst the fruit using hundreds of elastic bands

  • The footage was recorded at the family home in Fukuoka in Kyushu, Japan
  • A man is kneeling behind a wooden table with a watermelon resting on top
  • The flesh then bursts dramatically across the room with a squelching sound

A father was caught on camera getting blasted in the face by an exploding watermelon as he attempted to tie elastic bands around it.  

The footage was recorded at the family’s home in Fukuoka in Kyushu, Japan, as part of an experiment to burst the melon.

In the video, the father, Kubo, is kneeling behind a small wooden table with the fruit resting gently on a plate.

It is thought that at least 800 elastic bands are already in place around the centre of the fruit to create pressure.

His little girl, Na-chan, is sat nearby watching on but appears to get bored of the experiment and walks away.

But undeterred Kubo continues to struggle to place yet another elastic band around the circumference. 

Suddenly, the watermelon explodes and blasts him in the face.

The footage was recorded at the family’s home in Fukuoka in Kyushu, Japan, as part of an experiment to burst the melon with at least 800 elastic bands are already in place around the centre of the fruit

The man struggles to place yet another elastic band around the circumference before the melon suddenly explodes and blasts him in the face

The man struggles to place yet another elastic band around the circumference before the melon suddenly explodes and blasts him in the face

The flesh bursts dramatically across the room with a squelching sound and the man drops to the floor.

He stamps his feet rapidly and repeatedly says ‘this hurts’ as the little girl watches on in a bemused manner.

She walks into shot to investigate as she says ‘I told you it would explode!’

The man laughs before sitting up and catching his breath.

He gets back to his knees and raises the remaining half of the watermelon to his mouth with both hands before taking a bite out of it.

The video ends shortly after. 

The footage was originally uploaded online in 2018 but has since resurfaced.

He stamps his feet rapidly and repeatedly says 'this hurts' as the little girl watches on in a bemused manner before walking into shot to investigate

He stamps his feet rapidly and repeatedly says ‘this hurts’ as the little girl watches on in a bemused manner before walking into shot to investigate

The man laughs before sitting up and catching his breath. He gets back to his knees and raises the remaining half of the watermelon to his mouth with both hands before taking a bite

The man laughs before sitting up and catching his breath. He gets back to his knees and raises the remaining half of the watermelon to his mouth with both hands before taking a bite

The exploding-watermelon challenge has been around since 2012 but became popular a few years after in 2016.

The pressure caused by placing elastic bands around the circumference causes the outer rind to deform and lose its rigidity.

The fruit then begins to bulge both above and below the bands as the flesh inside also gets squeezed.

Eventually, the structure completely collapses which causes it to burst.

The number of elastic bands need to cause the explosion varies depending on the size and ripeness of the individual watermelon.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk



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