And protective eyewear.
(My t-shirt and glasses now look like they have measles...)
The water also causes the whitish, lighter membranes to float. The seeds sink to the bottom. So it's easy to separate and clean.
Another thought --an apron-- is good protection in the kitchen when you start wrangling with unknown foods.
Glad to know you tried a new type of fruit.
Pomegranate seeds are edible. (Could separate out with a potato ricer and the push thru a cheese cloth--as if you were making a jelly instead of jam.)
Pom's are good in salads (the green leafy kind), cuz they add a nice sweet crunch.
Also good with blackberries, rasp's, mango ....
What were you going to use them for Jerry?
Pomegranates in Jewish culture have a special significance. It is a token of love. A Jewish man would give a women one as a sign of his love. Some believe itis the "forbidden" fruit of the Bible.
Wikipedia has an interesting article all about it. I would presume that Britannica does also.