We'll be honest -- when we first started looking into some not-so-traditional uses for watermelon, we had no idea the rabbit hole we were about to go down.
Here's what we've learned: People do odd things with watermelons. People do beautiful things with watermelons. People like to blow up watermelons.
Find out all the crazy things people do with their watermelons in the gallery below.
Reddit user <a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/w83yi/my_friend_made_a_dragon_carved_out_of_watermelons/" target="_hplink">jaroberts24</a> calls our attention to this thing of beauty, a dragon made out of carved watermelons.
Exploding A Watermelon With Rubber Bands
If you're tasked with <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/05/watermelon-rubber-bands_n_1651092.html" target="_hplink">making a watermelon explode and you only have rubber bands on hand</a>, you're in luck. This video shows you how to do just that. We wouldn't want to be around for the clean-up, though.
If you love watermelon and you love vodka, why not combine the two? The classic technique is achieved by cutting a hole in the rind and poking the bottle's nose through it. Then, just sit back while the flesh soaks up the alcohol, cut it open and voila! An instant vodka watermelon.
How can you save money on a keg? Just buy it in the grocery's produce section! With just a few tools, you can make a fully-functioning keg on the cheap. Granted, we can't imagine it holds much liquid.
Apparently, you can smash open a watermelon using nothing other than your skull, but we wouldn't recommend it.
Watermelon vs. Liquid Nitrogen
We've always wondered what happens when you combine a fresh, uneaten watermelon with liquid nitrogen. Watch the video to find out for yourself. Spoiler: KABOOM!
Shooting Watermelons With A 500 Magnum
This guy either really hates watermelons, or really loves shooting things that explode on contact. You be the judge.
When in doubt as to what to do with a watermelon, just stick a baby in it.
High Pressure Hose vs. Watermelon
Apparently you can slice open a watermelon with a high pressure hose. Who knew?
Rotting Watermelon Time Lapse
Things get really nasty around the :08 mark.
Growing Square Watermelons
Square watermelons are no myth and here's a video to prove it. They can cost up to $75 in stores, but growing your own is a cheaper alternative if you've just got to have one.
Mukimono is the traditional Japanese art of carving the skins of fruits and vegetables into intricate designs. Watermelons, for obvious reasons, are a favorite medium. In the next few slides, look at some amazing examples of the art form. <em>Photo by Flickr user <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/greyloch/5791635355/" target="_hplink">greyloch</a>.</em>
<em>Photo by Flickr user <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/smiley_river/2282677040/sizes/z/in/photostream/" target="_hplink">smiley_river</a>.</em>
<em>Photo by Flickr user <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/quinnanya/2903441483/sizes/z/in/photostream/" target="_hplink">quinn.anya</a>.</em>
<em>Photo by Flickr user <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/cedwardmoran/3007709339/" target="_hplink">tsuacctnt.</a></em>