Its pumpkin season all over the world again, and in the news, the great orange veg is back in the spotlight. Yes, good old Jack will be lit up and ready to greet trick or treaters by the end of the month, and the web is flooded by pumpkin stories – both interesting and silly.
Here’s some of them:
The 1,223 lb Great Pumpkin
Washington state farmer Joel Holland wins for the second year running for his larger-than-life pumpkin. The pumpkin contest in Half Moon Bay, CA was part of the area’s annual arts festival and also awarded prizes for biggest in California and most beautiful.
Pumpkin Searches Spike Up
According to Yahoo, searches for the words “pumpkin carving”, “pumpkin crafts“, pictures, stencils and the like have risen by more than 120% and still moving upwards. So yes, Halloween is definitely in the air.
Jailbird Jack o Lanterns?
School kids in the Lancaster, Ohio, area getting pumpkins grown at the Southeastern Correctional Institution. Inmates have harvested about 400 pumpkins grown at the prison farm. The other day, Warden Mark Saunders and some other prison employees dropped off pumpkins at the Tallmadge Elementary School.
Two men are facing charges, including felony assault, after police arrested them this weekend for allegedly dropping pumpkins from highway overpasses onto cars along a 40-mile stretch of Route 2. The incidents left two people injured.
Instead of junk in the trunk, authorities spotted three stolen pumpkins in a car driven by a man suspected of drunken driving, a South Lake Tahoe police officer said.
Another sign of the season occurred about a week before the failed pumpkin heist when youths were caught smashing pumpkins in a commercial area. Under the eye of police, the youths picked up the orange squash scraps.
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