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Giant Pumpkin Regatta, Canada

What do you do after securing four Guinness Book of Records records for the largest pumpkins on earth? Nova Scotia’s Dill family, who pioneered giant pumpkin farming, came up with the idea of racing them across Lake Pezaquid. The behemoths, some weighing in at up to 1,600 pounds, are hollowed out and paddled 1,640 feet to victory. Danny Dill suggests the ideal pumpkin for single occupancy should weigh around 500 pounds, adding: “You only get one pumpkin, so if you carve it thin to reduce the weight, you risk it cracking or being swamped.”

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