Monkey Ball! (Fruit of sweet gum, or liquidambar)

This is a fruit/seed thing I found on the ground in San Jose. It's about an inch in diameter.

 

Edit: My friend BJ says it's sweet gum, or liquidambar:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liquidambar_styraciflua

 

Very cool!

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Taken on June 3, 2010