1-Ton Pumpkin Shatters Guinness World Record (Video)
For the second time in only a matter of days, the world record for the heaviest pumpkin ever grown has been broken.
The first celebration was Thursday night in Deerfield, New Hampshire, where a pumpkin weighing 1,843.50 pounds broke the previous Guinness World Record of 1,810.5 set by a Minnesota man in October 2010.
Champion grower Steve Geddes told WMUR9 that by mid-August, his winning pumpkin was adding weight at an astounding 35 pounds per day.
Geddes’ record-breaking pumpkin elation was short-lived, however, after Rhode Islands’ Ron Wallace delivered a behemoth Friday tipping the scales at 2,009 pounds. It’s the first pumpkin ever to cross the 1-ton mark; netting Wallace over $15k ($5,500 for first place and another $10,000 as a bonus for breaking the one-ton mark.)
To see what it’s like to break the world record for heaviest pumpkin, check out this video of Wallace’s winning entry below. His reaction is pretty awesome.