Thursday, February 22, 2007

Watermelon buster

A man has broken the world record for smashing watermelons with his head at the biennial Chinchilla Watermelon Festival in Queensland.

29-year-old John Allwood, a local melon picker, head-butted 40 watermelons in less than a minute to claim the title of world champion.

Chinchilla, three hours west of the Queensland capital, Brisbane, is Australia's watermelon capital, growing 25 per cent of the country's crop.
Every two years they celebrate their link to the fruit with the nine-day Watermelon Festival.

Apart from watermelon smashing, there is watermelon skiing, watermelon sliding and a largest watermelon contest.

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