TIME viral

This Kid Eating an Entire Watermelon at a Cricket Game Is the First Internet Hero of 2016

And he's now known as Watermelon Boy

Everyone, meet Watermelon Boy. Watermelon Boy, everyone.

Watermelon Boy, you see, is a kid who was attending a cricket match in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, when he was filmed in the stands consuming an entire watermelon, rind and all.

The game’s commentators were understandably puzzled and riveted: “That’s… I’ve never seen that before in my life,” one commentator said; the other added, “That is unbelievable.”

Turns out Watermelon Boy has celebrity blood: he’s the son of Melbourne’s SEN 1116 radio host and sports reporter Tony Schibeci, who revealed the Boy’s identity to all the world Saturday.

The kid made some decent progress by the end of the game as well.

Enjoy your time in the spotlight, Watermelon Boy: It’s a whole new week of content starting Monday and the cycle moves pretty quickly. Maybe they’ll be a new cat or a kid saying “apparently” soon or something.

This article originally appeared on People.com


Your browser is out of date. Please update your browser at http://update.microsoft.com


Dear TIME Reader,

As a regular visitor to TIME.com, we are sure you enjoy all the great journalism created by our editors and reporters. Great journalism has great value, and it costs money to make it. One of the main ways we cover our costs is through advertising.

The use of software that blocks ads limits our ability to provide you with the journalism you enjoy. Consider turning your Ad Blocker off so that we can continue to provide the world class journalism you have become accustomed to.

The TIME Team