Summer is the time to chomp into a big, juicy, pink watermelon with friends and family. Spoofee has got a handy guide to picking a good one:

• Tap the watermelon with your knuckles and listen for a hollow sound
• There should be little color contrast between the green stripes
• The end should be going from white to light yellow
• Press your thumbs into the skin from all angles. It should be hard all around.

How to Pick a Good Watermelon – [via] Link.
(Photo: *reesie)

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

  • Keith Petrus

    If you grow watermelons in your own garden, check the little curly growth near the stem of the melon. When it’s completely brown and dried out, the melon is perfectly ripe.