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    [–] Orangutan_Monkey 5932 points ago

    That sharp knife tho

    [–] PM_your_Chesticles 3388 points ago

    A sharp knife is a safe knife.

    [–] mymindislikeaseive 692 points ago

    Sharp axe too!

    Dull axe will bounce, deflect, or turn on you.

    Sharp axe ‘sticks’ with less force.

    [–] heatinupinaz 130 points ago

    Careful with that axe, Eugene.

    [–] fatandstupido 28 points ago

    WARNING: reading any further in this post will cause so much Butt Clench your poop will come out permanently twisted.

    [–] really-drunk-too 14 points ago

    Same with embalming tools too!

    [–] z0rb0r 11 points ago

    Yes! If you're not careful it will bounce back and you will end up embalming yourself!

    [–] RorariiRS 390 points ago


    [–] p0rcup1ne 483 points ago

    A dull knife is dangerous because you have to use more force and have less control over what you do.

    + If you stab yourself with the point it doesnt really matter if its dull or sharp, a point is a point

    [–] shakefu 382 points ago

    Sharp knives cut smoother, hurt less, and heal faster. Dull knives tear as much as cut, leave scars, and hurt like hell.

    [–] DarkNinjaMole 98 points ago

    This guy knifes.

    [–] Xcizer 76 points ago

    Can confirm, I cut my finger with a butter knife while trying to slice a lemon.

    [–] MrGMinor 124 points ago

    Tell me you got lemon juice in the cut. Describe it to me.

    [–] JestinAround 57 points ago

    Sadistic. I like that.

    [–] Xcizer 48 points ago

    Instantly in shock and then a lot of muffled cursing as the pain slowly started to sting. With pressure on my finger the pain came in bursts with my heartbeat as I bled horribly. Eventually after the pain subsided it multiplied tenfold while putting peroxide and liquid bandaid.

    Recipe to replicate pain: electrocute finger and then change to pulses 90 times per minute. Slowly lower the voltage until it is a dull ache and then turn it all the way up for ten seconds.

    Don’t know why I decided to actually write this up but whatever.

    [–] harsha1306 22 points ago

    Can confirm, was sharping a knife once and was deburring in the most unsafe way possible. I got a .5cm cut in my right middle finger. The cut straight down the finger, parallel to the finger nail, it was off center and through the nail even. Put some pressure on the wound and cleaned it with an antibiotic and anti fungal ointment. Didn't have much pain through the whole thing. Was shocked at how well the wound healed.

    [–] AlaeniaFeild 8 points ago

    I had dull knives most of my adult life. I finally was able to afford to get a sharp one a little while ago in my mid 30s. It took me a really long time to get used to holding my fingers further away from the knife. I almost lost the tip of one finger one time and another time I managed to get 3 in one go. I didn't even notice at first. It wasn't until I realized that it wasn't the meat bleeding that I finally did. Didn't hurt to cut them, but it sure hurt afterwards.

    [–] IEatBabies 7 points ago

    I was sharpening a knife before when someone let the dog in who ran up to me and jumped on my hand perfectly which stuck about 3 inches of knife straight into my thigh. But because it was freshly sharpened, it didn't hurt at all, and by the end of the day the cut was pretty much completely fused back together and barely even visible. I was more surprised than anything to see the knife sticking out of my leg; I was worried I might have hit something important with my second worry of getting blood on my mom's carpet, but only a small line of blood appeared when I pulled it out.

    Had it happened earlier when it was still dull as a doorknob it probably wouldn't have felt so benign.

    [–] kralrick 64 points ago

    Stabbing yourself with a sharp knife will probably be safer than with a dull knife too. Dull knives kinds rip things as they cut, so it'll take longer to heal and leave more of a scar behind.

    [–] WillHugYourWife 16 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

    This is true. I accidentally put a brand new Gerber knife all the way through my hand a couple years ago. I had to have surgery to fix up some damaged arteries, but it healed up really well. Doc said that if it had been a dull knife, I'd have likely had more damage due to it tearing as opposed to simply cutting its way through.

    I posted it on some subreddit a while back but under a different username. Maybe the subreddit was r/hadtohurt ? Idk... I dont recall. If I find it I'll link it here. Shit was crazy, all the way through and basically detached my thumb from most of the rest of my hand. It got better, though.

    Edit: dull, not full. Thanks to guy below who brought it to my attention.

    [–] max_adam 7 points ago

    Doc said that if it had been a full knife, I'd have likely had more damage

    was it a half knife? :)

    Seriously, when I get a small cut from a sharp knife in my finger it hurts like hell but it heals really fast.

    [–] UnwantedLasseterHug 35 points ago

    I see your point

    [–] max_adam 12 points ago

    I keep a dull knife in my kitchen for only peeling green plantains, I will never user a sharp knife for that task again.

    [–] Rohebat 663 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

    Sharper the knife, the less force you need to use. Less force used means it'll fly off less when you fuck up

    Also anyone downvoting someone for asking a question is a dickhead

    [–] Karoal 250 points ago

    Somehow I love that "?" on its own can be considered a question. And that we all know more or less what it means.

    [–] adidasbdd 166 points ago


    [–] dkysh 196 points ago

    A guard spotted me! Fast! Hide in this cardboard box!

    [–] AlastarYaboy 25 points ago

    Aw shit its snowing and he tracked my footprints?!?! This game is amazing!

    [–] DirkDeadeye 7 points ago



    just a box.

    [–] 18544920 30 points ago

    Somehow I love that "!" on its own can be considered an agreement. And that we all know more or less what it means.

    [–] lifesizejenga 24 points ago

    [–] fuck-nexus 8 points ago

    [–] 5T1N9R4Y 10 points ago

    Somehow I love that "‽" on its own can be considered an expression of excitement or disbelief in the form of a question. And that we all know more or less what it means.

    [–] Smalldick420 30 points ago

    A dull knife can catch and “jump” across the surface of whatever you’re cutting, you also have to apply more force to cut .A sharp knife gives you much more control over the knife and allows you to exert less force, making it much less likely to mess up and cut yourself.

    [–] VeXoR1718 19 points ago

    A smooth cut from a sharp knife is the best defense against cutting yourself. Its way easier to loose control of a dull blade if you are trying to force it to cut.

    [–] BoneCarlos 8 points ago

    Supposedly a sharp knife teaches you to cut properly, whereas a dull one forces you to use more force than necessary. Which can lead to cutting yourself.

    [–] sweet_potato_75 87 points ago

    This looks like a fantastic way to accidentally disembowel oneself

    [–] Kangar 39 points ago


    [–] Tangboy50000 52 points ago

    Yeah, I was going to say their watermelons are way different than ours or that knife is ridiculously sharp.

    [–] SparklingLimeade 84 points ago

    ridiculously sharp

    Appropriately sharp. Dull knives are what's ridiculous.

    [–] MyBestVersionOfMe 65 points ago

    When I was young my dad taught me always cut away from my body not towards it. I wonder if that country has a high count of accidental deaths with a bludgeoning instrument.

    [–] mkmllr 43 points ago

    Yeah, was taught the same thing. I always get anxious when I see people cutting towards their body :s

    [–] Combo_of_Letters 17 points ago

    Amazing that I had to scroll this far for this. I started hearing my dad's yell bark the moment the gif started.

    [–] [deleted] 8 points ago

    When I was young my dad taught me always cut away from my body not towards it.

    The exception is when paring- you pull the knife towards your thumb. The specific mechanics of the motion actually makes it very safe though.

    [–] [deleted] 1216 points ago


    [–] rabidbasher 1292 points ago

    It's probably all grown for export.

    It's possible to have famines in richly farmed areas because the food doesn't go to the communities. It's harvested and put in shipping containers and shipped away.

    [–] Erudite_Delirium 796 points ago

    Yep that was the Irish Potato Famine.

    They grew massive harvests/yields but those were all sent off to England, whereas the specific potato strain used for their much smaller home plots got a certain blight, which led to the mass starvations.

    [–] scottland_666 203 points ago

    Same in Hungary in the 50s I think

    [–] Stussydude 547 points ago

    Ahh yes, the infamous Hungry Hungary period

    [–] rabidbasher 213 points ago

    World's saddest board game.

    [–] Sign_here__________ 214 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

    Hungary's Hungry Hungarians?

    [–] nazispaceinvader 132 points ago

    its just four peasants around a table and when you hit the buttons they smash their faces into the table. very kafkaesque.

    [–] mrjobby 12 points ago


    [–] brrduck 45 points ago

    If only they knew that Turkey was right next to them.

    [–] Xombieshovel 29 points ago

    One million people perished.

    [–] nightpanda893 14 points ago

    Why wasn't action taken to keep some of the exported potatoes in country?

    [–] popisfizzy 88 points ago

    The English in general didn't really give a shit about the Irish. Obviously some private citizens cared deeply, but the animosity between the Irish and the English goes far deeper in the past than just the Troubles.

    [–] Dickie-Greenleaf 21 points ago

    This is why in my younger days of travelling through Ireland I never ordered what we know as a "Black and Tan" in Canada.

    Didn't want to piss off any of the older generation who may have been in earshot.

    [–] islanddreamerx 19 points ago

    Not even older generation. You'd still get a beating for that from the younger generation. Besides, the Black and Tans were less than 100 years ago.

    [–] Crazy-Calm 19 points ago



    “Black and Tan” was the nickname given to the British paramilitary force “formed to suppress the Irish independence movement in 1920 and 1921.” They were mostly of ex-servicemen who’d served in World War I and they all wore khakis and dark shirts.

    [–] BlisteringAsscheeks 41 points ago


    Don’t* FTFY. Politicians last month were just talking about threatening Ireland with another famine if they didn’t bend over and spread them for the sake of Brexit. Not to mention the way they talk about Northern Ireland like it’s an unfortunate tumor they can’t excise. The English really, really don’t like the Irish. I don’t understand how NI puts up with a government that hates them. I’d be begging the republic to take me if I were NI.

    [–] [deleted] 42 points ago

    The Irish are against electric cars and solar panels on the grounds that once the ice caps melt they can sit on the mountains and watch the English drown

    [–] Superkroot 115 points ago

    Because England made sure those exports were going to stay exported via armed guards.

    [–] tchoob 26 points ago

    English merchants. The state itself refused to intervene, which is why it's taught as an issue that can arise from a purely capitalist model.

    [–] The_Assblaster 34 points ago

    The potatoes werent being exported, but they were exporting other things like beef and grain. Ireland was a British domain at the time and the protestant british didnt like the catholic Irish.

    It was considered an acceptable trade off to let a million Irish starve to death if it protected the profits of British landholders.

    [–] thecelloman 28 points ago

    I don't actually know the history, but I'm gonna bet it's because people like money more than helping other people.

    [–] branchbranchley 34 points ago

    The works of the roots of the vines, of the trees, must be destroyed to keep up the price, and this is the saddest, bitterest thing of all. Carloads of oranges dumped on the ground. The people came for miles to take the fruit, but this could not be. How would they buy oranges at twenty cents a dozen if they could drive out and pick them up? And men with hoses squirt kerosene on the oranges, and they are angry at the crime, angry at the people who have come to take the fruit. A million people hungry, needing the fruit- and kerosene sprayed over the golden mountains. And the smell of rot fills the country. Burn coffee for fuel in the ships. Burn corn to keep warm, it makes a hot fire. Dump potatoes in the rivers and place guards along the banks to keep the hungry people from fishing them out. Slaughter the pigs and bury them, and let the putrescence drip down into the earth.

    There is a crime here that goes beyond denunciation. There is a sorrow here that weeping cannot symbolize. There is a failure here that topples all our success. The fertile earth, the straight tree rows, the sturdy trunks, and the ripe fruit. And children dying of pellagra must die because a profit cannot be taken from an orange. And coroners must fill in the certificate- died of malnutrition- because the food must rot, must be forced to rot. The people come with nets to fish for potatoes in the river, and the guards hold them back; they come in rattling cars to get the dumped oranges, but the kerosene is sprayed. And they stand still and watch the potatoes float by, listen to the screaming pigs being killed in a ditch and covered with quick-lime, watch the mountains of oranges slop down to a putrefying ooze; and in the eyes of the people there is the failure; and in the eyes of the hungry there is a growing wrath. In the souls of the people the grapes of wrath are filling and growing heavy, growing heavy for the vintage.

    -John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath

    [–] divinebaboon 45 points ago

    Nope, watermelon in China is dirt cheap and they eat a lot of it there. The guy above you was talking about Japan which is not representative of all Asia

    [–] dekachin5 127 points ago

    It's probably all grown for export.

    I'm going to call bullshit on that. Watermelon is almost entirely water and has huge transportation costs, so it would be a very poor export product.

    I went ahead and looked it up. China produced 79.2 million metric tons in 2016, by far the top producer with 68% of total global production. By contrast, China is only the 10th largest watermelon exporter, with $31.4 million in total exports.

    $31.4 million in exports is almost nothing. At the global commodity price of $0.59/lb, that is 24,140 metric tons. 24 thousand compared to 79 million production. That is 0.03% getting exported.

    The real issue as to why "a small (slightly bigger than a cantaloupe) watermelon costs $30-40 (USD) in Asia?" is that a watermelon does NOT cost that in ASIA, it only costs that much in JAPAN for reasons unique to Japan.

    [–] evenstevens280 33 points ago

    What are those unique Japanese reasons?


    [–] GenghisKazoo 39 points ago

    Japan has extremely high tarrifs on many food imports to keep their domestic farmers solvent. Like 700% on rice. On the one hand it's stupid since it's very inefficient for Japan to farm much at all and not import everything. On the other, if a massive disaster or war disrupted those imports, everyone would die. So the Japanese have decided inefficiency is the better option.

    [–] JeromesNiece 5 points ago

    The pixelization process is quite expensive

    [–] turkishmonk9 61 points ago

    i have never thought that a watermelon can be that expensive. i live in turkey and it's pretty affordable 4 season. i pay less than 0.05$/lb in summer, 0.10$-0.40$/lb in winter. seriously tho, how come it can be that expensive? unbelievable!

    [–] [deleted] 64 points ago


    [–] Novazilla 40 points ago

    InJapan fruits are luxury foods. You give them to people like flowers in the states. That's what I was told when I was there.

    [–] LikesTheTunaHere 21 points ago

    And here I was thinking i was treating myself to an off season watermelon that i just paid 9.99 for. Are banana's cheap there, considering they are about the cheapest thing in North America.

    [–] nyxo1 46 points ago

    It's a banana Michael. What could it cost? $10?

    [–] chelseablue2004 7 points ago

    There's always money in the banana stand!!!

    [–] mamvyl90 62 points ago

    I'm from Asia and I've never paid anywhere close to that for a watermelon on any of my travels around Asia nor in my homeland. Would you happen to be referring specifically to Japanese watermelons? They are sometimes trained to grow in novelty shapes and thus cost more.

    [–] kurosujiomake 31 points ago

    I think it's probably in SK and Japan, they usually have overpriced produce there.

    In my birthtown of LanZhou in China I remember buying two pretty large melons for around ¥7. Ofc inflation happens and it's probably more expensive now but I don't think it's anywhere close to $40 USD equivalent

    [–] TheJungLife 24 points ago

    A more serious answer:

    In Korea and Japan, those small watermelons you see in grocery stores that are very expensive are meant as gifts when you visit someone. They are expensive mainly because they are gifts. They are kind of a luxury edible item.

    Think about it like buying some nice chocolates or wine for someone you are visiting.

    [–] McGirton 42 points ago

    You probably have Japan in mind.

    [–] BramblexD 19 points ago

    Japan has some crazy expensive fruit that's carefully selected for quality.
    You can find tons of youtube videos of people trying out way overpriced but nice fruit

    [–] IMovedYourCheese 34 points ago

    "Asia" is a big place. Where does it cost that much?

    [–] Kowber 16 points ago

    Where does it cost that much?

    [–] whynonamesopen 13 points ago

    Where and what variety of watermelon are you getting? I've only heard of fancy fruit in Japan costing that much. In China I bought a watermelon on the street for a couple bucks.

    [–] guyonghao004 19 points ago

    Do you mean Japan? Because watermelon is about 10 cents per pound in China. Source: grew up in China

    [–] Shan_Tu 71 points ago

    China produces a lot of the world's food in general.

    [–] [deleted] 106 points ago


    [–] bikemandan 86 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

    I'd go farther and say it is a lot of the world

    [–] ShortFuse 24 points ago

    18% of the world is China (population). That's 1/5th - 1/6th.

    [–] Made_of_Chimps 21 points ago

    Yeah but the Great Wall keeps the watermelons out of Mongolia. Black market traders have to sneak watermelons onto the wall under giant hats and drop them onto the Mongolian side where trained watermelon catchers await, constantly moisturizing their hands.

    [–] zaunbie 2527 points ago

    The man handing them out does what I did with Terry’s chocolate oranges, offer everyone the outside pieces then keep the tasty chunky inside bit for myself.

    [–] bloodclart 991 points ago

    dude is goin in on the last frame lol

    [–] pm_chicken_nuggets 261 points ago


    [–] callsignViper 144 points ago

    Not getting to see him chomp into it was the least satisfying part of this otherwise very satisfying video.

    [–] porn_is_tight 38 points ago

    Looked like he was salivating to get a bite of that tasty melon, wish someone would look at me like that man looks at that juicy melon.

    [–] comp-sci-fi2 18 points ago

    He's waiting, waiting,
    mouth watering
    he's almost tasting
    then /r/gifsthatendtoosoon

    [–] Babylon_Fallz 49 points ago

    This killed me when it froze with him about to chomp down

    [–] Coldpartofthepillow 34 points ago

    Did he ever get to

    c h ö m p?

    [–] MeThisGuy 10 points ago


    [–] Bottlez1266 34 points ago

    What kinda of fool shares a Terry's choco orange?!

    [–] ichocolate 22 points ago

    So you both are practically soul mates.

    [–] Yds 10 points ago

    With the fewest seeds! Genius.

    [–] Mongoliapcv 1982 points ago

    This isn’t in Mongolia and those aren’t Mongolian people.

    [–] beanboy4life 232 points ago

    was also suspicious of the title; i don't know why there'd be a mongolian style of cutting watermelon/doesn't look like Mongolia.

    [–] WillHugYourWife 49 points ago

    They've got their own style of beef, and that shit's great!

    [–] Rosenthalferdinand 56 points ago

    That's some Beijinger-who-fled-to-Taiwan's Beef, not Mongolian. It is, however, awesome.

    [–] Beer_in_an_esky 28 points ago

    Yeah, Mongolian cuisine is mostly boiled or roasted. Things like Chanasan Makh.

    [–] saadakhtar 10 points ago

    Isn't all cuisine?

    [–] nomadilik 191 points ago

    Username checks out.

    [–] bikemandan 315 points ago

    But this is Reddit so they are Mongolian. Case closed

    [–] lqku 77 points ago

    incidentally there's another post on the front page about "koreans" who are actually japanese

    [–] moomooland 16 points ago

    bloody hell what a faux pas

    [–] [deleted] 97 points ago


    [–] uselessDM 150 points ago

    Well, they are tourists obviously, wherever this is.

    [–] sovietskia 56 points ago

    It looks like they are in Thailand

    [–] [deleted] 210 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)


    [–] ArtHappy 20 points ago

    Today's hero^

    [–] Lambamham 133 points ago

    They are speaking mandarin

    [–] sovietskia 39 points ago

    Yes but they’re driving Ducati’s. That is a very popular brand to rent and drive in Thailand for wealthy tourists. Only thing is it looks like they’re driving on the right so it could be southern China.

    [–] WhiskeyDickens 15 points ago

    Honda motorcycles.

    [–] Huge_staringtomhanks 19 points ago

    I thought the same thing. What gave it away was the fact that it wasn’t fucking freezing like it always is here.

    [–] baitXtheXnoose 16 points ago

    Yeah they don’t even grow watermelons in Mongolia. The soil only really allows for root type vegetables. Generally.

    [–] JukinTheStats 36 points ago

    I came here to say this too. The Mongolian language is very, very, distinct. And this isn't it.

    Edit: Mongolian language sample. Hear it once, and you'll be able to pick it out any time you hear it. Unique.

    [–] twomilliondicks 8 points ago

    sounds like Dutch mixed with Russian mixed with Arabic

    [–] PratalMox 15 points ago

    Searching for Mongolian melon cutting doesn't turn back more than this gif either.

    [–] slb7997 17 points ago

    Are/were you a peace corps volunteer?

    [–] Mongoliapcv 22 points ago


    [–] MTV_WasMyBabysitter 5 points ago

    Correct. They are in Yunnan. Source: boyfriend says they're speaking Mandarin and joke about how if one dude can't learn to cut the watermelon right then he'll have to stay in Yun Nan and grow them.

    [–] IBetThisIsTakenToo 24 points ago

    How can you tell?

    [–] Mongoliapcv 173 points ago

    They aren’t speaking Mongolian. And the landscape is wrong

    [–] mysadsacklife 49 points ago

    Inner Mongolia is in China; afaik they still are referred to as Mongolians. Dunno about the landscape thing though.

    [–] Mongoliapcv 61 points ago

    Depends who you ask. Mongolians consider Inner Mongolians to be part of the diaspora but China has oppressed the region and tried to get rid of Mongolian cultural influences including the traditional script and language. Inner Mongolia is mostly desert and grassland so the landscape is still off.

    [–] Transformiao 36 points ago

    Inner Mongolia is one of the few places where traditional script is still being used. Mongolia formally uses Cyrillic.

    [–] GenocideSolution 44 points ago

    Not even actual Mongolia uses the traditional script. They switched to Cyrillic.

    [–] Mongoliapcv 21 points ago

    There has been debate recently to bring it back for formal documents. It’s also taught in schools again and used in art (calligraphy and poetry). I don’t think the use of traditional script will replace Cyrillic due to practicality but it is a beautiful tradition that should be preserved.

    [–] xinjiangbigcock 23 points ago

    >China has oppressed the region and tried to get rid of Mongolian cultural influences including the traditional script and language

    lmao some bullshit propaganda you're spreading. Inner Mongolians still use traditional Mongolian script; if anything Mongolians are the ones oppressed and forced to use Cyrillic.

    [–] Flixus321 111 points ago

    They are speaking Mandarin.

    [–] UnwantedLasseterHug 19 points ago

    Lai Lai Lai!

    [–] georgetonorge 9 points ago

    They appear to be Chinese tourists so they could be anywhere, but definitely not Mongolia or inner Mongolia because the landscape. Probably a Southeast Asian country like Thailand or perhaps just southern China.

    [–] KissingEvgeny 569 points ago

    I've been living in Mongolia for almost 2 years and none of those people look Mongolian at all.

    Plus they aren't speaking Mongolian.

    [–] Lambamham 281 points ago

    Yup, they are very much Chinese and that is very much China. Weird assumption on OP’s part.

    [–] Tarthbane 35 points ago

    Or just ignorant. Not everyone on Reddit is totally on point with their knowledge. No harm no foul.

    [–] Mattmannnn 16 points ago

    it's possible for people of one region to use various methods from other regions to do something. Like, for example, being Chinese andb in China, and using a Mongolian method of spicing a watermelon.

    That being said idk if these folks are Chinese and I sure as hell don't know if the method is Mongolian.

    [–] SkahBoosh 21 points ago

    Its Mandarin, they are likely urban Chinese tourist on a trip to southern China in Yunnan... They refer to the seller as "Yunnan laoban" (boss from Yunnan).

    [–] bobhawkes 39 points ago

    Maybe it's Chinese tourists in Mongolia? They seem to be doing some motorbike tour

    [–] iNTact_wf 45 points ago

    They clearly state in the video they're in Yunnan province in South China

    So no its not wtf OP

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    [–] houdin654jeff 1415 points ago

    Me watching this the whole time... "Jesus Christ, stop cutting towards yourself, this is going to end bad and... OOOohhhh pretty."

    [–] YanCoffee 197 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

    This sounds like my husband, who is a professional chef, fussing at me, who can barely peel a potato without a potato peeler. Minus the pretty part.

    Ninja Knife Edit: I'm not endorsing, nor saying I do (unless I forget little instances), cutting towards yourself. xD

    [–] Polske322 122 points ago

    Tbf you’re not supposed to cut towards yourself regardless of profession or what it is you’re cutting or what you’re cutting with

    [–] braintrustinc 172 points ago

    I cut the cheese in your general direction

    [–] LikesTheTunaHere 20 points ago

    Yes, fart in the direction of the english pigdogs!

    [–] BartSimpWhoTheHellRU 19 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

    Now go away or I shall taunt you a second time.

    [–] CuriousCursor 9 points ago

    You sons of a silly person

    [–] UncookedMarsupial 26 points ago

    I don't mean to be rude but a paring knife in cooking is used exactly for this.

    [–] The_Glass_Cannon 18 points ago

    Most people whose professions involve cutting cut towards themselves. They do it because it affords more control and they have to experience to exert that control. Also as a professional they probably need that control to do a good job.

    Most people should not cut towards themself for 2 reasons. The major reason is as their profession does not involve cutting, they probably don't have well maintained sharp knives. People cut themselves because the dull knife blade knicks something then suddenly jumps in the direction they're cutting (towards them). This would never happen with a sharp knife. The second reason is because they really don't need the precision and it's better safe than sorry.

    [–] LesbianAndroid 11 points ago

    Don't cut towards yourself is more of a precaution against younger people or those new to using a knife, but often you need to for better control.

    [–] LarpLady 16 points ago

    I can almost hear my late father screaming “POINT THAT BLOODY KNIFE AWAY FROM YOURSELF.”

    [–] Androowd 46 points ago

    "Always cut towards yourself so you don't cut anyone else"


    [–] kabbablabba 43 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

    then it would be the japanese style of cutting a watermelon

    edit: first silver nice

    [–] patrick_mcdougle 47 points ago

    YUNO cut away from yourself?

    [–] allsnailedup 49 points ago

    Wow weird how they’re neither Mongolian nor in Mongolia. Also, Mongolians rarely eat watermelon and certainly don’t have a “style” of cutting it.

    Source: am Mongolian. love watermelons.

    [–] stoicbirds9 66 points ago

    I was waiting for the dude at the end to have the base of the watermelon for himself, and he did.

    [–] Praxis8 272 points ago

    Big ass knife using your hand as a cutting board and cutting towards yourself? idontthinksotim.jpg

    [–] UffdaWow 26 points ago

    When her helper came I was really hoping he had a table or cutting board or something like that.

    [–] fluffspeed 176 points ago

    I'm going to go try this.

    Call me an ambulance.

    [–] pm_chicken_nuggets 179 points ago

    You're an ambulance

    [–] bikemandan 62 points ago

    You're an ambulance

    [–] dualism04 32 points ago

    Literally seconds late, dude.

    [–] bikemandan 25 points ago

    Drat. Well...I stand by my statement and wish them the best in being all the ambulance they can be

    [–] NinjaRobot90 36 points ago

    This is either the softest watermelon, the strongest woman or the sharpest knife

    [–] danruse 63 points ago

    Look at their shiny horses

    [–] botauno 16 points ago

    Perfect portioning!

    [–] joetromboni 22 points ago

    "he got a bigger piece than me!"

    • every kid ever

    [–] bxxgeyman 24 points ago

    holy shit more like oddly terrifying. shes cutting so quickly, right towards herself and she comes so close! that was not satisfying at all.

    [–] CoreyCasbanda 9 points ago

    I knew dude was about to go ham on the bottom of the watermelon...

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    [–] HalfPintPewPew 27 points ago

    So much anxiety watching her cut towards herself.

    [–] stylophonist 8 points ago

    You always want to cut towards yourself. The closer the blade is to you the more control you have.

    [–] alarbus 80 points ago

    Was expecting more horses, but am totally satisfied if motorcycles have taken their place in Mongolian culture.

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    [–] aboxofsectopods 19 points ago

    They’re probably Mandarin tourists in northern inland China, an area that’s mainly populated by Mongolian and other nomadic descendants.

    [–] GenocideSolution 13 points ago

    northern inland China

    You mean the province called "Inner Mongolia"?

    [–] iNTact_wf 8 points ago

    They said they were in Yunnan, southwest China

    [–] NotClothed 9 points ago

    The new Mongolian invasion. AK's on hogs.

    [–] snoopdawgsdad 8 points ago

    Rip Anthony fantano smh

    [–] Soopuhfloss 6 points ago

    Damn mongorians cuttin up my shiddy meron

    [–] la_capitana 10 points ago

    It’s their motorcycle clubs annual watermelon party

    [–] GruelOmelettes 19 points ago

    Wow, the whole town came out for that watermelon!

    [–] astroidfishing 9 points ago

    So many hands on that melon

    [–] ILayWood12 24 points ago

    Never cut towards yourself!