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7 fun pumpkin facts


 

1. The fairy tale Cinderella  first made use of the word "pumpkin."

They were previously called "gros melons" (large melons) by a french explorer in 1584.

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2. The world's largest pumpkin hailed from Belgium and weighed over 2,500 pounds


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3. The largest (baked!) pumpkin pie weighed almost 3700 lbs.

proudly baked in Ohio, USA.


 

4. Jack-o-lanterns originated in Ireland.

But get this—they were made out of turnips and potatoes instead of pumpkins.

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5. Every part is edible. 

Take your pick from pumpkin seeds, skin, leaves, flowers, pulp, and/or stems!

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6. 500!

That's the average number of seeds in each pumpkin.


 

7. Pumpkins are Actually fruit. 

They're in the winter squash family, which also includes cucumbers and melons. 

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