There’s nothing like beating the heat with summertime’s most refreshing fruit — watermelon. On August 3, we celebrate this ancient berry in a feast of juicy deliciousness—otherwise known as National Watermelon Day. Hattingdon has the perfect hat . . . . naturally. Here it is.
People have been digging into this tasty, juicy fruit for millennia and it all started in Ancient Egypt. It’s said that watermelon cultivation began in the Nile Valley as early as the second millennium B.C. Watermelon seeds were even found in King Tut’s tomb!
According to “The Dictionary of American Food and Drink” by John Mariani, the word ‘watermelon’ first appeared in the English dictionary in 1615.
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