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Man makes indestructible watermelon, drops it from 150ft

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If you’re a guy that struggles on a daily basis with a spider web-shattered iPhone screen, you’ll want to see this.

A troupe of Aussie trickshotsters, more commonly known as YouTube’s How Ridiculous, have proven that there’s no reason Apple devices need to smash into a billion shards when they fall out of your pocket by combining a watermelon, a 150ft drop and one very special ingredient.

Coating the head-sized fruit in something called Line-X, which is more commonly used by burly pickup truck drivers to protect the bed of their vehicles from wear and tear, the brotastic Antipodeans climbed to the top of a huge tower, lobbed the thing over the side and discovered that … well, just watch.

See that, Jony Ive? See how the damn thing just bounced? See how it’s not going to cost anyone a week’s wages to fix it? See how nobody has to spend ten minutes squinting to read a text message? See how nobody is crying? 

That special Apple announcement on 7 September better have the words “indestructible, like a watermelon coated in Line-X” in it. 

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Chris Sayer

Chris Sayer is a freelance journalist and editor based in London. Chris has interviewed some of the biggest names in entertainment and travelled the world doing an all manner of adventures for lots of brilliant magazines. He writes for Shortlist about booze but would probably prefer we let him write about fishing instead. Follow Chris on Twitter: @ChrisSayer00

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