Mississippi appears to have broken watermelon-eating world record

Published 10:21 am Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Eubanks and her team have up to a year to send in their evidence, but she said she anticipates sending the results within the next 60 days.

Getting official word that Water Valley is now the king of eating watermelon could still take up to a year. Regardless of whether the record stands or is broken by another group, Eubanks said she and the other organizers are prepared to reclaim the crown if need be in the near future.

“We hope to hold onto (the record) for a while, but now that we’ve done it, we know how to do it and what to change and worked best and what worked better,” Eubanks said. “If they beat us in five years, I think we can get our thousand people if it doesn’t rain.”