The name is appropriate
Watermelons contain 92 percent water, making them a perfect refresher for those hot summer months.
Why resist the rind?
While we tend to focus on the melon’s succulent flesh, watermelon rinds also are edible — as well as full of nutrients with surprising health benefits.
They can carry some weight
The heaviest watermelon to date was grown by Guinness World Record holder Chris Kent, of Sevierville, Tenn., in 2013. It weighed in at 350.5 pounds.
An Oklahoma favorite
In 2007, the Oklahoma State Senate honored its then-14th biggest crop by voting 44–2 to make watermelon the state vegetable. (Why not fruit? That distinction already was given to the strawberry).
Special day comes soon
Aug. 3, or this coming Friday, is National Watermelon Day.