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Just How Big is Halloween? Halloween by the Numbers October 29, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 5:04 am

IF I ONLY HAD A TIME MACHINE

I was searching online and I happened upon a topic on History.com called Halloween by the Numbers.

Did you know that there was a pumpkin grown in 2010 that weighed 1,810 pounds?  Here is a reference to judge just how heavy that was.  It weighed as much as a dairy cow or roughly half the weight of a small car.

Image Super-sized pumpkins are attracting attention as scientists work with growers to make them even larger. Credit: David Hu | Georgia Institute of Technology
Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2010-10-halloween-special-world-heaviest-pumpkin.html#jCp

Did you know that U.S. growers produce over 1.5 billion pounds of pumpkins per year.  That is more than twice the weight of hte Empire State Building.  The top pumpkin producing states are Illinois, California, Ohio, Pennsylvannia, New York and Michigan.

Orange County Great Park Pumpkin Harvest Orange County Great Park Pumpkin Harvest

2005_02_Empire_State_Building

A pumpkin is a member of the gourd family which includes cucumbers, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, watermelon…

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