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Stay Cool and celebrate Watermelon!

August 3, 2012 is National Watermelon Day!

Today, we celebrate a summer favorite. Comprised of 92% water, it’s no wonder this fruit is a refreshing picnic staple. Eat it plain, grill it, or mix it into salsa. However you eat your watermelon, it’s always delicious.

Did you know that there are around 300 varieties of watermelon in the U. S. and Mexico alone? That’s right—they come in red, pink, white, or yellow. Watermelons are usually quite large. In fact, the Guinness Book of World Records confirms that the heaviest watermelon weighed 262 pounds!

Watermelon lovers, celebrate this national holiday by cutting yourself an extra large slice of this sweet, juicy fruit. For more fun, check out these watermelon facts!

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