MANILA, Philippines—This is something that will give fashion designers a run for their money.
A waggish dad in Taiwan took the watermelon’s cooling effect to another level: fashion a summer wear for his toddler out of this vine-like flowering plant.
UK’s Mirror website reported that 33-year-old Ruifeng Fan from Taipei carved out a watermelon outfit for his five-year-old son Hao, who was always griping about the searing summer heat.
“I gave him a watermelon to eat, which is usually the best way to cool down, and after cutting out the inside I suddenly thought that actually the watermelon itself could probably be used to make a really cool pair of underpants,” Ruifeng was quoted by Mirror as saying.
“So I cut out two holes for his legs and fitted it with a makeshift pair of braces, and he instantly had the coolest underpants in town.”
And the fruity summer fashion quickly caught on with some parents posting photos of their toddlers on social media wearing cool apparel—brief, shorts, jumper, helmet—cut out from watermelon.
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