I have no idea why I was looking up pomegranates online since I haven’t actually had one since I was, like, 8. But this site shows you the least messiest way to extract the seeds. In an odd coincidence, a friend on Facebook posted she wished pomegranates weren’t so tough to eat. So I sent her the link. She claims she’s got a crate of the things and is going to try the no-mess method and get back to me. I’m oddly excited to find out if it really works.
Once again, I clearly need a hobby.