June 12th, 2015 by The Watermelon Guy

Summer is just over one week away, which means several things. More trips to the pool, more barbequed burgers for dinner, more watermelon and more popsicles. Today’s “Second Slice” gives you two things — watermelon and popsicles — at the same time.


Now that I’m 40 (it pains me just to type that), I don’t eat a lot of popsicles. Luckily, I’ve got a four-year-old running around the house, and she loves popsicles. She’s also not shy about sharing them with me, so I’ve been able to indulge in the long-lost snack more often lately. 5

The popsicles we buy are carefully chosen based on their combination of real fruit juice and overall healthiness. So when I saw a recipe on the National Watermelon Promotion Board website for “Watermelon Slice Popsicles,” I had to check it out. Turns out, it’s the simplest recipe they’ve got – just take a watermelon wedge and put a popsicle stick in the bottom!

You can freeze the wedges, either fully or partially, to make them colder and even more refreshing. I tested them out with our little popsicle critic and she gave them two thumbs up.

UP NEXT: The 2015 Watermelon Carving Contest has arrived!

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February 25th, 2015 by The Watermelon Guy

You know how your face gets all messy when you eat a slice or quarter wedge of watermelon? Of course you do (I know I do). It starts out clean, but when you get closer to the rind, things can get a little out of control.

Of course, that messiness is part of the charm and joy of eating watermelon slices — and a little watermelon juice on your cheek isn’t all that bad in the grand scheme of things — but if you want to clean up your act a little, go ahead and check out the video below. The secret: Just two small cuts to the rind. It’s really that simple.

The video is made by a very funny and entertaining man who calls himself the “Crazy Russian Hacker.” His objective: to shed some light on some of life’s best hacks. Other videos by the Crazy Russian Hacker include “How to Open a Can Without a Can Opener,” the right way to fry an egg and a collection of five life hacks that opens with a tip about cutting perfect watermelon cubes.

So, will I start cutting my watermelon slices differently based on this lesson? Maybe, maybe not (but probably not). Like I said, I don’t mind a little watermelon juice. What about you? Will you give this trick a try?

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