Oh my gourd: Hippo-sized pumpkin is world’s biggest

Half Moon Bay (United States) (AFP) – A monster pumpkin weighing the same as a hippopotamus claims the world record for the mightiest gourd — and bagged its grower a $30,000 prize. Travis Gienger squashed the competition with his enormous fruit weighing in at an improbable 2,749 pounds at the Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival in California.


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