And your carburetor wouldn't have to spit out the seeds either.
Researchers at a Department of Agriculture lab in Lane, Okla., are working on a way to create ethanol from watermelons.
But don't expect to shove a fat melon into your gas tank.
Watermelons unfit for market would be fermented to produce ethanol, a form of alcohol that can be mixed with gasoline.
But the researchers say cost is a major hurdle.
The big melons are expensive to transport.
So, the scientists are working on mobile fermenters that could be taken right to the farm.