The Number of the Day: 115

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As many as 115 acres of watermelon crop in the Jiangsu province of China have been lost due to the use of a growth accelerator called forchlorfenuron, which caused the fruit to grow so large that they spontaneously burst open.

Somewhat Related Fact: Gallagher, the watermelon-smashing comedian, finished 16th in the 2003 California gubernatorial recall election with 4,864 votes.

[Sources: Yahoo and CNN. See previous Numbers of the Day here. ]

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