By Jack Mobley
Trying to unconventionally slice a watermelon in half, this girl is on the receiving end of hard rind as it bounces back in her face.
Ellice Nisbet, 16, was doing a science project and dropped a watermelon with rubber bands around the middle of it in her back yard in Sunnyvale, California on May 5.
Ellice dropped the watermelon on the ground and it bounced without any change so she threw it on the second attempt.
The result was the rapid constriction of the 45 elastic bands causing half of the melon to whip up and hit Ellice square in the face.
Her father, Matt Nisbet laughed hysterically as Ellice was recovering.
Ellice said: “It hurt really badly.
“My nose and lips were very red, swollen, and tender for the next week, so much so that it was very painful to blow my nose or eat tortilla chips.
“I was laughing and crying really hard at the same time.
“I was in so much pain but couldn’t help but laugh because I realised what just happened and that my dad had caught a video of the whole thing.
“Luckily, I got an A on my science project.”