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Friday, October 22, 2010

Ohio No Longer Home to World's Largest Pumpkin

Posted By on Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 2:04 PM

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First, we lose LeBron. Now, we lost the distinction of home to the world's largest pumpkin.

Crap.

There's a new king in the world of gourd-like squashes according to Guinness World Records, and it's in Wisconsin.

The gourd grown this year by Chris Stevens of New Richmond tips the scales at 821.24 kilograms. That's 38.56 kilograms heavier than the previous record, a 782.45-kilogram pumpkin grown last year in Ohio.

Stevens' pumpkin has a circumference of 4.7 metres, or more than 15 feet. When turned on its side, the pumpkin is more than waist-high to an average-size person.

Stevens unveiled his pumpkin earlier this month at the Stillwater Harvest Fest in Minnesota. He said at the time his secret is a precise mixture of sunshine, rain, cow manure, fish emulsion and seaweed.

This is one depressing Friday.

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