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Posted: 10/24/2009 7:39:50 PM EST
Serious question.

I thought the point of fruit was to spread seeds. Brightly colored fruits are seen easily by animals, eaten, and the seeds spread by poop.

Now, to me, its seems that watermelons are camouflaged. They don't need to be green because fruit has nothing to do with photosynthesis.

The only reason I can think of, is the fruit is hard to see until it is ripe, then it is some how broken open, exposing the bright red interior.

Anybody?
Link Posted: 10/24/2009 7:40:33 PM EST
waiting...
Link Posted: 10/24/2009 7:40:36 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/24/2009 7:41:16 PM EST by CWO]
The sees are not viable until it is ripe. Spreading non-viable seeds prior to ripening is a waste.
Link Posted: 10/24/2009 7:40:53 PM EST
Originally Posted By Hero_compleqs:
Serious question.

I thought the point of fruit was to spread seeds. Brightly colored fruits are seen easily by animals, eaten, and the seeds spread by poop.

Now, to me, its seems that watermelons are camouflaged. They don't need to be green because fruit has nothing to do with photosynthesis.

The only reason I can think of, is the fruit is hard to see until it is ripe, then it is some how broken open, exposing the bright red interior.

Anybody?


STOP SMOKING WEED
Link Posted: 10/24/2009 7:41:03 PM EST
IBTL.
Link Posted: 10/24/2009 7:41:54 PM EST
Wondered the same thing too.
Link Posted: 10/24/2009 7:42:12 PM EST
Up until about 200 years ago, watermelons used to grow larger than the size of a small car.

They were so big it didn't matter if they had camouflage or not.
Link Posted: 10/24/2009 7:42:31 PM EST
Originally Posted By ThePontificator:
Originally Posted By Hero_compleqs:
Serious question.

I thought the point of fruit was to spread seeds. Brightly colored fruits are seen easily by animals, eaten, and the seeds spread by poop.

Now, to me, its seems that watermelons are camouflaged. They don't need to be green because fruit has nothing to do with photosynthesis.

The only reason I can think of, is the fruit is hard to see until it is ripe, then it is some how broken open, exposing the bright red interior.

Anybody?


STOP SMOKING WEED


No weed. Been drinking.
Link Posted: 10/24/2009 7:43:17 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/24/2009 7:44:20 PM EST by Hero_compleqs]
Originally Posted By CWO:
The sees are not viable until it is ripe. Spreading non-viable seeds prior to ripening is a waste.


True, but ripe watermelons are still camo/green.
Link Posted: 10/24/2009 7:43:51 PM EST
Someone needs to shop an image with a watermelon sitting in the grass to say "Tactical Fruit is Tactical"
Link Posted: 10/24/2009 7:44:00 PM EST
Because they are so god damn fun to shoot, beat, or just generally destroy. They had to be camouflaged or else the seeds would never be ripe enough to turn into a plant.
Link Posted: 10/24/2009 7:44:59 PM EST
I thought they were berries?
Link Posted: 10/24/2009 7:45:27 PM EST
R. Lee Ermey
Link Posted: 10/24/2009 7:46:17 PM EST
Originally Posted By Hero_compleqs:
Originally Posted By CWO:
The sees are not viable until it is ripe. Spreading non-viable seeds prior to ripening is a waste.


True, but ripe watermelons are still camo/green.


The scent of the higher sugar attracts animals, who either kick them open, or drill a hole in them. Animals are attracted by the scent - not the color.

And not all of them are all green:



Link Posted: 10/24/2009 7:46:19 PM EST
Originally Posted By Katana16j:
Someone needs to shop an image with a watermelon sitting in the grass to say "Tactical Fruit is Tactical"


oooooo. multicam fruit would kick ass!
Link Posted: 10/24/2009 7:46:59 PM EST
Watermelon with salt. Ymm... Now I'm hungry.
Link Posted: 10/24/2009 7:47:02 PM EST
It's just of them things that make you go HMMMMM.
Link Posted: 10/24/2009 7:48:14 PM EST
Originally Posted By CWO:
Originally Posted By Hero_compleqs:
Originally Posted By CWO:
The sees are not viable until it is ripe. Spreading non-viable seeds prior to ripening is a waste.


True, but ripe watermelons are still camo/green.


The scent of the higher sugar attracts animals, who either kick them open, or drill a hole in them. Animals are attracted by the scent - not the color.

And not all of them are all green:



http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y91/Eyesofsilver/PS14154B.jpg


Moon and Stars watermelon for the win!
Link Posted: 10/24/2009 7:51:33 PM EST

Originally Posted By Pangea:
Originally Posted By CWO:
Originally Posted By Hero_compleqs:
Originally Posted By CWO:
The sees are not viable until it is ripe. Spreading non-viable seeds prior to ripening is a waste.


True, but ripe watermelons are still camo/green.


The scent of the higher sugar attracts animals, who either kick them open, or drill a hole in them. Animals are attracted by the scent - not the color.

And not all of them are all green:



http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y91/Eyesofsilver/PS14154B.jpg


Moon and Stars watermelon for the win!

That's no moon...


Link Posted: 10/24/2009 7:52:02 PM EST
Originally Posted By Pangea:
Originally Posted By CWO:
Originally Posted By Hero_compleqs:
Originally Posted By CWO:
The sees are not viable until it is ripe. Spreading non-viable seeds prior to ripening is a waste.


True, but ripe watermelons are still camo/green.


The scent of the higher sugar attracts animals, who either kick them open, or drill a hole in them. Animals are attracted by the scent - not the color.

And not all of them are all green:



http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y91/Eyesofsilver/PS14154B.jpg


Moon and Stars watermelon for the win!


Someone knows their watermelon!
Link Posted: 10/24/2009 7:55:32 PM EST
Originally Posted By CWO:
Originally Posted By Pangea:
Originally Posted By CWO:
Originally Posted By Hero_compleqs:
Originally Posted By CWO:
The sees are not viable until it is ripe. Spreading non-viable seeds prior to ripening is a waste.


True, but ripe watermelons are still camo/green.


The scent of the higher sugar attracts animals, who either kick them open, or drill a hole in them. Animals are attracted by the scent - not the color.

And not all of them are all green:



http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y91/Eyesofsilver/PS14154B.jpg


Moon and Stars watermelon for the win!


Someone knows their watermelon!


Damn right I do. Even though I'm allergic the the things, I still love a small taste once in awhile. I can eat a piece about as big as a golf ball without it killing me.
Link Posted: 10/24/2009 7:57:04 PM EST
Watermelon is a melon, not a fruit. They're smarter and don't want to be eaten, thats why.
Link Posted: 10/24/2009 7:58:29 PM EST
Originally Posted By 24Cans:

Originally Posted By Pangea:
Originally Posted By CWO:
Originally Posted By Hero_compleqs:
Originally Posted By CWO:
The sees are not viable until it is ripe. Spreading non-viable seeds prior to ripening is a waste.


True, but ripe watermelons are still camo/green.


The scent of the higher sugar attracts animals, who either kick them open, or drill a hole in them. Animals are attracted by the scent - not the color.

And not all of them are all green:



http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y91/Eyesofsilver/PS14154B.jpg


Moon and Stars watermelon for the win!

That's no moon...




It's a space station!
Link Posted: 10/24/2009 7:59:14 PM EST
Originally Posted By numberofthebeast:
Up until about 200 years ago, watermelons used to grow larger than the size of a small car.

They were so big it didn't matter if they had camouflage or not.


No way! Educate me: why the change? Were the gigantic ones hunted to extinction?
Link Posted: 10/24/2009 8:00:40 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/24/2009 8:00:46 PM EST
Originally Posted By ThePontificator:
Originally Posted By Hero_compleqs:
Serious question.

I thought the point of fruit was to spread seeds. Brightly colored fruits are seen easily by animals, eaten, and the seeds spread by poop.

Now, to me, its seems that watermelons are camouflaged. They don't need to be green because fruit has nothing to do with photosynthesis.

The only reason I can think of, is the fruit is hard to see until it is ripe, then it is some how broken open, exposing the bright red interior.

Anybody?


STOP SMOKING WEED


You just got lulz from me and everyone at the bar!!!
Link Posted: 10/24/2009 8:01:00 PM EST
Originally Posted By BaxterStockman:
Originally Posted By numberofthebeast:
Up until about 200 years ago, watermelons used to grow larger than the size of a small car.

They were so big it didn't matter if they had camouflage or not.


No way! Educate me: why the change? Were the gigantic ones hunted to extinction?


Duh! They ran too slow and modern weaponry slew them in great numbers.
Link Posted: 10/24/2009 8:01:10 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/24/2009 8:02:34 PM EST by Notcalifornialegal]
Link Posted: 10/24/2009 8:02:40 PM EST
Originally Posted By 1Andy2:
I thought they were berries?


Their fruit is an epigynous or false berry. A pepo to be exact.
It's common to the cucurbits.

We call them melons but they are in fact berries.
Link Posted: 10/24/2009 8:02:48 PM EST
Forget color.....................why did this one grow into a nutsack/ass-cheek?



Link Posted: 10/24/2009 8:03:34 PM EST
Because there is no evolutionary pressure for it to change color. It grows just fine being the color that it is.

I really have no idea if watermelons grow in the wild anywhere, and if not, what their closest living wild relative is.
Link Posted: 10/24/2009 8:04:02 PM EST
To help save Snake from a Gekko in Metal Gear Solid 4.

Duh.
Link Posted: 10/24/2009 8:09:37 PM EST
Wonder if I could find an AR with a 'watermelon camo' instead of multi,desert, or army
Link Posted: 10/24/2009 8:09:37 PM EST
Originally Posted By RyJones:
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryjones/4041901870/" target="_blank">http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2624/4041901870_670897efd9_o.jpg</a>


and here we go

Link Posted: 10/24/2009 8:10:03 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/24/2009 8:10:57 PM EST by Katana16j]
Originally Posted By RyJones:
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryjones/4041901870/" target="_blank">http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2624/4041901870_670897efd9_o.jpg</a>


Watermelon, when your so much of an operator even your fruit needs to be high speed low drag.
Link Posted: 10/24/2009 8:16:08 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/24/2009 8:16:24 PM EST
Originally Posted By Katana16j:
Originally Posted By RyJones:
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryjones/4041901870/" target="_blank">http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2624/4041901870_670897efd9_o.jpg</a>


Watermelon, when your so much of an operator even your fruit needs to be high speed low drag.


Fraking love it!


Link Posted: 10/24/2009 8:18:27 PM EST
Watermelons crack open when they get old and then the red attracts birds who then spread the older seeds, makes perfect evolutionary sense.
Link Posted: 10/24/2009 8:26:41 PM EST
Originally Posted By CWO:
Originally Posted By Hero_compleqs:
Originally Posted By CWO:
The sees are not viable until it is ripe. Spreading non-viable seeds prior to ripening is a waste.


True, but ripe watermelons are still camo/green.


The scent of the higher sugar attracts animals, who either kick them open, or drill a hole in them. Animals are attracted by the scent - not the color.

And not all of them are all green:



http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y91/Eyesofsilver/PS14154B.jpg


Many animals are color blind. Cows and deer are, I believe.
Link Posted: 10/24/2009 8:34:13 PM EST
When I was a kid the stores sold watermelons that were dark green all over.

They were much better than the striped watermelons sold now.

Why the change?
Link Posted: 10/24/2009 8:37:34 PM EST
Originally Posted By KA3B:
R. Lee Ermey
what DOES that man have against watermelons?

Link Posted: 10/24/2009 8:39:18 PM EST
I thought this thread would be about enviro-weenie socialists....
Link Posted: 10/24/2009 8:42:12 PM EST

Originally Posted By Barrelburner:
When I was a kid the stores sold watermelons that were dark green all over.

They were much better than the striped watermelons sold now.

Why the change?

the newer kind are probably easier to grow in your area?

google watermelon types and seeds. hoss.
Link Posted: 10/24/2009 8:43:58 PM EST
To avoid snipers, duh...

Link Posted: 10/24/2009 8:44:22 PM EST
Are we even allow to talk about watermelons, it's, it's racist
Link Posted: 10/24/2009 8:52:28 PM EST
Originally Posted By numberofthebeast:
Up until about 200 years ago, watermelons used to grow larger than the size of a small car.

They were so big it didn't matter if they had camouflage or not.


Yeah, lol, OK.
Link Posted: 10/24/2009 8:53:51 PM EST
Originally Posted By Bobby_the_Hun:
Are we even allow to talk about watermelons, it's, it's racist


Oh, that's right. Maybe I should ask to have this deleted. I don't want to get banned
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