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Pumpkins weigh in

Pumpkins weigh in

This Saturday a science teacher, from New London, won $1,000 by breaking the Minnesota state record for giant pumpkins.

Chad Revier only began growing giant pumpkins 2 years ago, but registered a record breaking 1,427.3 pound pumpkin at the 4th annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Stillwater.

Inspectors check pumpkins for any holes or cracks, due to people injecting pumpkins with water to make them weigh more. So any damaged pumpkin can be disqualified.

Revier also brought a larger pumpkin, 1,501 pounds, to the weigh-off but it was too rotten to be eligible.

The previous giant pumpkin state record was 1,258 pounds.

Sources:

Star Tribune ā€œIn search of the Giant Pumpkinā€? Sunday, September 2008, B11