Thumping a Watermelon for Ripeness

You go to the store to pick out a watermelon, so what do you do?

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Here is my method.

I start thumpin’ the melon with my thumb and index finger or rap it with my  knuckles.

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If I hear a high pitch sound the watermelon is probably under ripe. Plink

If I hear a low pitch sound or dull thud the watermelon is probably over ripe. Plunk

If I hear a pitch between the two sounds the watermelon is probably ripe. Plank

Try this method and watch the other shoppers make amused faces.

Yes, it works.

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Let me know how this method works for you.

Papa

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