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  Pyramids   Egyptians were the first to discover watermelons 5000 years ago and then shared them with the rest of civilization in the 10th century.  
 
 
  Cucumber   Though watermelon is commonly considered as a fruit it is actually a vegetable! It is a member of the cucumber family.  
 
 
  90% Water   Watermelons are more than 90% water. In ancient times travelers used watermelons as a replacement for water.  
 
 
  Van's Watermelon Shoes   In 2009 Vans introduce the Classic Slip-on with a Watermelon print. Probably a collectable now!  
 
 
  Healty Heart   Watermelon is a certified heart healthy food by the American heart Association  
 
 
  Truckin' Watermelon   According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest watermelon grown, weighing 262 pounds, was grown by Bill Carson of Arrington, Tennessee in 1990.  
 
 
  Lycopeine Fruits & Veggies   Watermelon is the Lycopene Leader among fresh fruits and vegetables.  
 
 
  Japanese Square Watermelon   Watermelons are found in varied shapes and sizes and the latest addition is a ‘square’ watermelon grown by the Japanese. These square watermelons were created to save space and to ensure that the watermelons fit in the refrigerators more easily. The farmers put the watermelons in a square tempered glass box, when the watermelon is still growing on the vine. The square boxes are of exact dimensions of the Japanese refrigerators that allows full-grown watermelon to fit in conveniently and precisely in refrigerator shelves. The square watermelons are generally priced at a very high premium.  
 
 
 
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