Exploding Watermelons!

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    Fields of watermelon burst in China farm fiasco
    Associated Press Alexa Olesen, Associated Press – 43 mins ago
    BEIJING – Watermelons have been bursting by the score in eastern China after farmers gave them overdoses of growth chemicals during wet weather, creating what state media called fields of "land mines."

    About 20 farmers around Danyang city in Jiangsu province were affected, losing up to 115 acres (45 hectares) of melon, China Central Television said in an investigative report.

    Prices over the past year prompted many farmers to jump into the watermelon market. All of those with exploding melons apparently were first-time users of the growth accelerator forchlorfenuron, though it has been widely available for some time, CCTV said.

    Chinese regulations don't forbid the drug, and it is allowed in the U.S. on kiwi fruit and grapes. But the report underscores how farmers in China are abusing both legal and illegal chemicals, with many farms misusing pesticides and fertilizers.

    Fields of watermelon burst in China farm fiasco - Yahoo! News
     
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    why do i see a monty python sketch in that?



    the penguin on your telly is about to blow up...

    how'd he know that?

    educated guess.
     
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    Let's hope the Japanese don't overdose the square watermelons they grow. Glass shrapnel would be very dangerous.
     
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    Prime suspect

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    this is a bit concerning to me....

    We probably import their watermelons.....

    I DID NOT KNOW they inject their watermelons with growth hormones....

    What other farmers around the world do such and why don't we know about it?
     
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    Like human growth hormones in milk.

    The good part of this story is this commie country allowed this to hit the news.

    I wish our news wouldnt cover up stories like this.
     
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    Those would be fun at a party!
     
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    This story reminds me of the time we smeared watermelon on our naked bodies and jumped in 長江.
     

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