Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween - with a Mini-sized pumpkin

Linus' Great Pumpkin had nothing on this monster -- shown at the Annual Pumpkin Show in Netley, near Southampton, Hants (UK).

According to the Daily Mail, the pumpkin weighed in at 1,457 pounds (that's 104 stone if you come from England) -- described as weighing more than an original Mini car. (The original Mini weighed in at 1,360 pounds.)

But...even though we tend toward smaller things, it should be pointed out that the world's heaviest-ever pumpkin weighed in at 1,689lbs and was grown by Joe Jutras of Rhode Island, USA, in 2007. (We grow everything big here in the States.)

Happy Halloween!

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