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World Record Pumpkins

worlds-biggest-pumpkin-150.jpgScientists have discovered the secret to growing gigantic pumpkins: it turns out that as the pumpkin grows larger, the tissues become stressed, which then causes them to grow faster. Keep the tissues from splitting and you get huge pumpkins, like the world record 1,811-pound monster that will be carved (yes, carved) in New York this weekend. [Wired]