Make the bleeding stop!

I implore you: Do not take knife to flesh. It’s far too disturbing just thinking of all the red liquid spurting from those cruel cuts—and besides, there are better ways to open a pomegranate. Step one: Create a hole by cutting the crown off. Make five or six vertical cuts around the crown, and pop it out. Step two: Beginning at the hole, score the orb in half. Step three: Gently pry the halves apart. From here, just pull off the remaining membranes and devour the tart fruit of fertility, for there will be minimal (if any) blood shed, and no jewel-toned arils will have met their demise at the blade of a knife.