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How to Pick the Ripest Watermelon

How to Pick the Ripest Watermelon                          By Makou Lin          As Lake-Sumter College finishes off a new spring semester, the summer heat quickly approaches. Staying hydrated and cool will be on every LSSC student’s priority list. What better way to do so than picking a ripe, juicy watermelon!
Essentially, picking the ripest watermelon is key in beating the summer heat and enjoying the season. Here’s some tips to find the juiciest watermelon around:
        Tip 1) Avoid the Pre-Cuts.
Reducing the usage of non-biodegradable plastics, by avoiding pre-cuts, helps the planet stay green and pollutant-free. While earning more for each buck, as pre-cuts are more expensive compared to buying whole watermelon. The cost for buying pre-cuts is not worth it!
         Tip 2) Flick the Watermelon.
One of the most important tips to watermelon picking is listening. Watermelons have this unique sound that vibrates its ripest. By gently flicking the rind (hard outer surface)…