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This Is What Happens When Two BuzzFeed Employees Explode A Watermelon

We've been ~explodin'~ watermelon.

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Hi! We're Chelsea and James. We had the great privilege of exploding a strong, brave watermelon, Giselle, on Facebook Live. This is our story.

Chelsea Marshall

Chelsea Marshall

As you may have guessed, it was a harrowing experience. Full of ups, downs, and tons of drama. Here's what was going through our heads when it all went down.

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We had no idea what was to come, but we were all excited on the journey ahead. All three of us.

We were told the breaking point would be 475 rubber bands. We were convinced we were being duped and she would explode at any moment.

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But then, she held on strong. We were amazed and humbled by Giselle's strength.

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More people started piling into our canteen as the video (unbeknownst to us at the time) was going super viral.

LIKE WE WERE TRENDING ABOVE BRUCE?! EXCUSE ME?
James Harness

LIKE WE WERE TRENDING ABOVE BRUCE?! EXCUSE ME?

Times were tense.

With each rubber band, our anticipation grew. WE WERE SWEATING. LIKE REALLY SWEATING.

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One-fourth of the way in, Giselle was started to change shape! But she was still her strong, independent self. Truly amazing.

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BLISTERS WERE FORMED, BLOOD WAS SHED, TEARS WERE CULMINATING.

This is what happens to your hands when you put ~690 rubber bands on a watermelon

Her juices were starting to pour out. It was like she was weeping.

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At this point, we were getting attached. We had come so far together, you know?

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At band 642, we could see her splitting, but we had to keep going. We had to move around to shake off the nerves.

SO MANY FALSE ALARMS KEPT HAPPENING. The rubberbands kept snapping on us like Giselle’s final revenge.

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THEN SHE EXPLODED. IT WAS BEAUTIFUL, SAD, AND GLORIOUS AT THE SAME TIME.

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Oh, and in case there was any doubt, SHE WAS DELICIOUS.

Mollie Shafer-Schweig

We were so happy! We thought we had experienced all of the powers of the experiment and THEN WE SAW THE RUBBER BANDS. THEY HAD ALL COME TOGETHER IN A PERFECT BALL. LIKE WTF?!

All in all, it was a roller coaster of emotions, bringing us all together.

P.S. That handsome gentleman next to us is the mastermind behind it all: Mr. Ed Souaid.
Dorsey Shaw

P.S. That handsome gentleman next to us is the mastermind behind it all: Mr. Ed Souaid.

We love you, Giselle. You've taught us so much.

Mollie Shafer-Schweig

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