Looking back, I now know that she might have stretched the truth a bit just to avoid having to give her 5 year old the Heimlich Maneuver, but for some reason I still can’t shake the thought of sprouting a watermelon in your gut. Do Watermelon Seeds Grow Watermelons in Your Stomach? It looks so inappropriate! You can learn more about bullies by checking out Wonder #607. Even though they won't grow into a watermelon in your belly, many people still avoid eating watermelon seeds. In fact, watermelon seeds are an important ingredient in some cuisines. Hi, Alex. Ask an adult friend or family member to take you on a field trip to a local grocery store. Will it grow in your stomach? It features an alligator who simply loves to eat watermelon. I DIDN'T KNOW THAT WATERMELON SEEDS HLEP YOU GO TO THE BATHROOM! It may come as no surprise that despite what we were told as children, swallowing a watermelon seed will not cause a watermelon to grow in your stomach. Thank you for visiting Wonderopolis! It certainly wouldn't be a good thing if it could happen, Caleb! :), We agree, Gage! To grow into a fruit, watermelon seeds need to be planted in dirt where they can get the nutrients they need to grow. :), We're glad you enjoyed this Wonder, Isabel! They're nontoxic, and the seeds won't be able to grow in your stomach acid. On a hot summer day, there's nothing quite like sinking your teeth into the sweet, juicy fruit of a watermelon. The key, though, is not to swallow them whole while you're enjoying your watermelon. :), We're so glad you found Wonderopolis, Sophia! Sometimes our Wonder Friends get pretty excited! Swallowing a few seeds certainly won't hurt you. When I was six my sister told me that if I swallowed a watermelon seed it would grow in my stomach. to this day i make sure not to swallow watermelon seeds even though i know it's impossible for a watermelon to grow in my stomach. I knew that if you swallow a watermelon seed that you won't grow a watermelon in your stomach. Second of all, even if your stomach was like soil, the seed by the time it can sprout, would be in the toilet. But no, there are too many acids in your stomach for a watermelon, or anything for that matter, to grow. PLEASE BRO. But we're glad you visited Wonderopolis! Do watermelon seeds have any nutritional value? Your post brought about a little nostalgia for me! (And yes, everyone needs fat in their diet, just make sure it’s the good kind!). :). :), It is pretty strange, huh, Lucy?! But it was still cool to learn about if seeds are mature or not. What is it that you are WONDERing why about? Your taste buds feel like there's a party in your mouth. It turns out, no surprise, that this is an old wives’ tale. Mental Health Monday: PMDD and Me – Beach Bum Poet. Now you can enjoy this refreshing fruit with peace of mind! Why do Females and Males Have Different Handwriting Styles? We're sad that watermelon season has ended in our region of the world! But luckily, there are lots of other types of fruit that are just as yummy! Tell everybody about Wonderopolis and its wonders. If you happen to swallow a watermelon seed or two, there's no need to worry. I really enjoyed your article, and it actually led me to look up some watermelon seed recipes. Watermelon stomach can be serious if not treated properly or if it is associated with other diseases. We hope you'll explore Wonder #232 to learn more! Why doesn't wonderopolis post where babies come from? “The Watermelon Seed” by Greg Pizzoli. We are undergoing some spring clearing site maintenance and need to temporarily disable the commenting feature. Y'all guess wat???? you should make it a little longer and make it fun. Commonly spread by funny uncles to unsuspecting kids at picnics. It was so weird and it was really really interesting for me. We appreciate your feedback! , We have great news, Bob! We hope you'll use the search bar at the top of this webpage to search for and find Wonders about turtles! The old tale about a watermelon growing from a seed into a full-size fruit inside your belly is just a myth. & what year what this article published ? Pay the extra money for the seedless fruit. Your stomach, full of its acidic digestive juices, is not a hospitable place for plants to grow. First of all, it needs nutrients, which is not available in your stomach. Ask a friend or family member to help you dig into the following activities: Please use Wonderopolis as the author. ARTS & CULTURE — Food. On the contrary, Watermelon seeds are low in calories and are packed with nutrients. No. You can do this yourself, or you can buy shelled and dried watermelon seeds online or in some stores. That’s okay, the seeds are high in magnesium, iron and folate. Your big sister leans over and tells you that a watermelon is going to grow in your stomach, and you instantly begin to cry. Swallowing watermelon seeds will not cause them to grow out from your tummy. I am scared of WATERMELON:/. (If you’re a vegetarian like me, I’m sure you want to take any chance to grab iron that you can. Some topics are a bit too sensitive for our younger Wonder Friends and are best explored with a parent or guardian at home. It's about games! You must have heard the saying that if you swallow watermelon seeds they grow in your stomach. :), That's kind to say about your fellow Wonder Friend, nisha! Each 1.9-ounce bar delivers 10 percent of your recommended daily intake of iron and 12 grams of protein. thank you for always answering the questions even if some people know already(like me). I swallowed on by accident and waited years for it to grow, the whole time i was scared the plant was slowly rising toward my mouth. Thanks for joining us! After all, you don’t want a watermelon growing in your stomach, as your mother or grandmother may have warned you. Being the disobedient little stinker that you are, you swallow one anyway. Will a watermelon grow in your belly if you swallow a seed? what is the author's name ? This makes them a great alternative to nuts, which have a surprisingly high caloric value. Let's start with the watermelon seed and a watermelon growing in your stomach. I'm alergic to watermelone!!! :), We're really glad we could share this Wonder with you, Bella! Thank you for commenting. Your stomach, full of its acidic digestive juices, is not a hospitable place for plants to grow. Taking deep breaths always calms us down too, Wonder Friend I.! :), Thanks for the tip, david! did not grow in your belly! This video was literally the weirdest thing I've EVER seen. The ultrasound showed a large pumpkin-shaped shadow in the man’s stomach, and doctors initially assumed it was built-up feces, which happens often in patients with IBS and other stomach disorders. But however, if you inhaled the seed it may be a different story. (Yum?). Thanks for joining us at Wonderopolis, Harambe. You've probably noticed that most watermelon seeds are black or a dark brown, red, or tan color. This was the wierdest thing i've ever seen... Wow, I never knew I liked wonderopolis until my school showed me this website! The best thing you could do, in a world where seeds can grow in your stomach, is not to eat any seeds under any circumstances. :D, You're right about that, Wonder Friend! You might also want to head over to Wonder #600 for some vegan recipes! Along with submitting it to our Wonder Bank, we hope you'll explore Roald Dahl's life by searching online or at your local library. That's over 1800 videos! That's False. Today’s Wonder of the Day was inspired by Patrick . Jump online to read through the instructions and then, If you're up for a fun science experiment that could get just a little bit messy, make your own. 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