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Entry from July 21, 2017
“Is a frozen watermelon still a watermelon or is it now an icemelon?”

If a watermelon is a melon filled with water, then what happens when it’s frozen? “If you were to freeze a watermelon would you still call it a watermelon (or an ice melon?)” was posted on the newsgroup alt.magic.secrets on February 19, 1999. “If I freeze a watermelon, will it become an icemelon?” was posted on Reddit—AskScience on May 23, 2012.

“Is a frozen watermelon still a watermelon or is it now an icemelon?” was posted on Reddit—Shower Thoughts on July 22, 2017.

The answer is that, yes, a frozen watermelon is still a watermelon.


Wikipedia: Watermelon
Watermelon Citrullus lanatus var. lanatus is a scrambling and trailing vine in the flowering plant family Cucurbitaceae. The species originated in southern Africa, and there is evidence of its cultivation in Ancient Egypt. It is grown in tropical and sub-tropical areas worldwide for its large edible fruit, also known as a watermelon, which is a special kind of berry with a hard rind and no internal division, botanically called a pepo. The sweet, juicy flesh is usually deep red to pink, with many black seeds. The fruit can be eaten raw or pickled and the rind is edible after cooking.

Google Groups: alt.magic.secrets
trick question check this out
Matt Blasinski
2/19/99
if you were to freeze a watermelon would you still call it a watermelon (or an ice melon?)

Newgrounds
Response to Accidently froze watermelon/recipe
someguy362
Aug 23, 2011 Reply
Looks like its an ICEmelon now
Ba Dum Chhhh

Twitter
Gregory Hoodin‏
@cincygreghoodin
If you freeze a watermelon does it become an icemelon? (of course if it’s a what a melon you’re good either way)
4:36 PM - 16 Apr 2012

Reddit—AskScience
If I freeze a watermelon, will it become an icemelon? (self.shittyaskscience)
submitted May 23, 2012 by lordzp
(...)
COMMENTS
[deleted]
Much like a cold Hot Pocket is not considered by scientists to be a Cold Pocket, a frozen watermelon should never be confused with an icemelon. While it’s perfectly fine to freeze a watermelon for future consumption, the icemelon-native to the Antarctic Peninsula-poses a serious health risk. In a search for both fertile ground and cold air, there is a risk of an icemelon bursting from a victim’s stomach if the victim accidentally swallows a seed. Otherwise, they appear similar, but you are unlikely to find an icemelon at the local supermarket.

Twitter
Joshua Luck‏
@berzaboy
Is a frozen watermelon considered an icemelon? #ThingsToPonderWhileEatingWatermelon
4:14 PM - 31 Aug 2012

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
When you freeze a watermelon it becomes an icemelon
submitted June 9, 2015 by Aluminum_Duck

Twitter
mbic‏
@MBickerton47
Would a frozen watermelon be called an icemelon?
12:23 PM - 10 Jun 2016

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
Is a frozen watermelon still a watermelon or is it now an icemelon?
submitted July 22, 2017 by ghostovgod

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Friday, July 21, 2017 • Permalink