So when Facebook introduced Live video’s last week, lots of people started playing around with the new feature. Two employees at Buzzfeed in the US decided to do a Live stream of them trying to blow up a watermelon using rubber bands alone.
More than six million people have watched the video on Facebook as they count each rubber band that they add to the watermelon. When it does actually explode, the footage is incredible.
Watch us explode this watermelon one rubber band at a time!
Posted by BuzzFeed on Friday, 8 April 2016
Here it is in slow motion…
— Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) April 8, 2016
The watermelon exploding also spread across Twitter, here’s some hilarious tweets…
The 2 llamas, Old Spice Guy, and that old Mad Men cartoon avatar generator nod approvingly. “Welcome, watermelon. You’re home.”
— Anil Dash ???? (@anildash) April 8, 2016
— Teresa Nicole (@calculuv) April 8, 2016
The year is 2030 and my son asks “Daddy where were you when @BuzzFeed exploded a watermelon with rubber bands as 700,000 people watched on?”
— Bobby Blanchard (@bobbycblanchard) April 8, 2016
— Vincent Pervis (@PerfectPervis) April 8, 2016
Tbh this watermelon video is giving me more anxiety than going to parties
— Carly Ledbetter (@ledbettercarly) April 8, 2016