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Farmer Preparing for Halloween Grows a Nearly 2,000-Pound Car-Sized White Pumpkin

Think of all the pumpkin pies this baby could fill…


A farmer entered a pumpkin weighing contest with his humongous white pumpkin and took home the championship ribbon when his entry topped in at 1,969 pounds!

Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-off in California is an annual event that attracts countless numbers of pumpkin farmers who have prepared all year for the prestigious contest. And for Halloween, of course.

A flat lazy-looking colossus with droopy arms.

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Photo credit: Mario Jose Sanchez/AP

The contest takes place during the week of the Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival to celebrate Columbus Day, with the Safeway contest occurring the Monday before, just right smack in the middle of pumpkin harvest season.

During the day of the weigh-in, the whole place was filled with giant squash plants ranging from pale yellow all the way to bright orange, their owners hovering protectively nearby, and audiences seated on their cars, hay bales, or just standing around in the hot sun waiting for the judging to begin.

A little girl guards her family's giant squash plants.

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Photo credit: Marcio Jose Sanchez

Steve Daletas, a pumpkin grower who traveled all the way from his farm in Oregon, won the giant pumpkin contest with a near-ton heavy white behemoth actually bigger than both he and his wife combined.

Steve Daletas and his humongous single crop.

Steve Daletas, of Pleasant Hill, Ore., poses with his winning 1969 pound pumpkin at the Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off Monday morning, Oct. 12, 2015, in Half Moon Bay, Calif. Daletas was the grand winner back in 2003. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)

It was so huge it needed a forklift to carry, but Steve and his wife took home a prize money win of $11,814.

Judges measure Steve's winning pumpkin.

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Steve, who has placed in the Safeway World Championship three times before, said winning the competition made it worth all the effort he, his wife, and his parents took tending to his pumpkin patch over the summer.

He further added the prize money made driving home all the way back to Oregon feel so easy. Of course, having been divested of his nearly 2,000-pound winning entry may have helped.

What a relief to get rid of these…

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The top five winning pumpkins will be exhibited at the Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival in the coming weekend, when pumpkin connoisseurs begin estimating the number of giant Jack-O-Lanterns, pumpkin chili, pumpkin bread rolls, pumpkin pie, pumpkin stew, pumpkin salad, pumpkin salsa, pumpkin waffles, pumpkin gnocchi, and all manner of other pumpkin dishes that can be made out of the gigantic prized vegetables.

Make mine a big, tall glass of cold pumpkin juice, please. A double, on the rocks.

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H/T: Buzzfeed and Mercury News


Japan’s Innovative Chair-Umbrella Is Both Awesome and Bizzare

Here’s another crazy fun invention from the Land of the Rising Sun!

Japanese inventors are always at work, trying to come up with innovative solutions for age-old problems and this crazy new product is yet another testament to that.

Ever experienced the trouble of wanting to sit so bad without spotting any chairs in sight? That would never be a dilemma for you again if you have the chair-umbrella.

Yes, this interesting product is literally what its name implies – it is a chair and an umbrella merged into one.

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This Guy Accidentally Filmed a Disturbing Ghost Jumper At “Suicide Cliff”

He and his friends found no evidence of suicide that day. Did he capture a ghost jumper on film?

One popular belief is that when a person takes his own life, heaven will not accept his soul. It is forever damned.

The departed’s soul is trapped in the place where he took his own life, and is bound to re-enact the suicide and repeatedly feel the anguish as punishment for his mortal sin.

Some people say this is why we have ghosts and haunted places everywhere in the world.

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Mysterious Whale-Like Creature Washed Up in The Aftermath of Japanese Tsunami

The mysterious creature appears to have been washed up in the aftermath of the 2011 tsunami in Japan.


A bizarre creature resembling a whale washed up on a beach following the 2011 tsunami in Japan has left online viewers scratching their heads.

In a 30-second video captured by a survivor, different angles of the strange motionless creature were shown yet it is difficult to determine exactly what it is.

The huge white whale-like shaped object or creature was washed up among debris left behind after the killer flood.

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