The current record stands at 27, but Sinn Bodhi, a sideshow performer based in Las Vegas, is hoping to go a cut above that exalted number.
Bodhi recently made the record attempt on the TruTV series, "Guinness World Records Gone Wild" and Stuart Claxton, official adjudicator for Guinness World Records, was very specific about what needed to be done.
"Each melon must be cleanly cut into two separate pieces," he explained.
One of Bodhi's friends helped out by handing him watermelons while another donated his stomach.
That's a true friend because he won't get a cut of the fame -- even if he gets cut by Bodhi's sword.
The complete clip will air Feb. 14 on TruTV.