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REGINA — Citrullus lanatus also known as the watermelon has become the fruit of choice for fans of the Saskatchewan Roughriders. In recent years Rider Nation has taken to carving the fruit into helmets and other accessories as part of their game day costumes.
When did this ritual start? Why watermelons?
CFL.ca was spent Labour Day weekend in Regina trying to get to the bottom of the story.
Join us on our journey as we attempt to discover the origins of the Watermelon Helmet. Our documentary presents a behind-the-scenes look into watermelon culture and behavior including a how-to guide for creating the ultimate watermelon helmet.
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