Like Transformers sequels and cut-off jean shorts (Knicks, can please bring back Jorts, the dude is available), watermelon can be a pretty polarizing summer topic. As in, some people cannot wait to knife into the hulking fruit, while for others it inspires quite the gag reflex. And speaking of gag reflex, we were clicking around Facebook this weekend and this 13-minute watermelon video somehow appeared in our stream.
We clicked on it and soon fell down the rabbit hole that is the L.A. Beast (the guy who feasted on said watermelon, skin and all). Beast is a professional competitive eater. His bio starts “I realized one day that I could drink an entire gallon of milk without getting sick” and notes several achievements including eating 3.45 pounds of turkey eaten in 10 minutes and a semi-viral Cristal Champagne chug video. But we’re thinking this watermelon challenge is pretty much the best one.