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October 26, 2010 > 1,810-pound pumpkin named world's heaviest

1,810-pound pumpkin named world's heaviest

Submitted By AP Wire Service

NEW RICHMOND, Wisconsin (AP), Oct 21 - Guinness World Records has confirmed that a massive pumpkin grown in Wisconsin is officially the world's heaviest.

The gourd grown this year by Chris Stevens of New Richmond tips the scales at 1,810.5 pounds (821.24 kilograms). That's 85 pounds (38.56 kilograms) heavier than the previous record, a 1,725-pound (782.45-kilogram) pumpkin grown last year in Ohio.

Stevens' pumpkin has a circumference of 186.5 inches (4.7 meters), 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.

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Guinness World Records: http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com

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