Pumpkins Are Huge As Halloween Approaches
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October might seem to be pumpkin month in the U.S.
The holiday of Halloween comes on October 31. Americans around the country are already using social media to show off their pumpkin growing and carving skills.
Pumpkins are round, orange fruits related to squashes and gourds. People use their flesh and seeds for food, but they are also popular decorations in the fall.
Two big pumpkins recently made headlines in the U.S.
A farmer in the northeastern state of Rhode Island broke the record for the largest pumpkin ever grown in North America.
Richard Wallace's pumpkin weighed 1,026 kilograms. It broke his son's record from 2015. Ron Wallace's pumpkin only weighed 1,011 kilograms last year.
A schoolteacher in the northwestern state of Washington brought her large pumpkin to an event in California. Her pumpkin was the champion, weighing 866 kilograms.
It turns out that Cindy Tobeck's pumpkin grew from one of the seeds from Ron Wallace's pumpkin from 2015.
While those pumpkins are large, they are still not the largest in the world.
According to the website BigPumpkins.com, Richard Wallace's pumpkin is only the second-heaviest pumpkin of the year. A man in Belgium produced a pumpkin that weighed almost 1,200 kilograms.
Smithsonian magazine wrote a story about people who try to grow large pumpkins. In 35 years, the size of record pumpkins has grown from about 225 kilograms to over 1,000 kilograms.
Pumpkin farmers trying to grow record fruits are taking the seeds of champion pumpkins from one year and breeding them with other large pumpkins.
But people are not just growing pumpkins. They are carving them, too.
One Twitter user from Britain recently posted a photo of a pumpkin designed to look like U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump.
No word of a Hillary Clinton pumpkin design. But one pumpkin farmer in California allows visitors to shoot small pumpkins out of a cannon.
The targets? Large paper cut-outs of both Trump and Clinton.
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I'm Anne Ball.
1.social media 社交媒体
We have all witnessed the power of social media.
2.show off 炫耀
They have a tendency to show off, to dramatize almost every situation.
3.turns out 证明是
Whether it turns out to be a good idea or a bad idea, we'll find out
4.presidential candidate 总统候选人
It is an issue that no presidential candidate has taken up in earnest.
1.Pumpkins are round, orange fruits related to squashes and gourds.
related to 与...有关
Light industry is closely related to agriculture.
Yet political news was often related to economic and social problems.
2.A farmer in the northeastern state of Rhode Island broke the record for the largest pumpkin ever grown in North America.
broke the record 打破...记录
Who broke the record for the long jump.
Qiu broke the record in the sports meet last Sunday.
每年的万圣节是10月31日 。美国民众纷纷在网络上炫耀自己南瓜的长势及精美的雕刻技术 。
南瓜是一种圆形、橙色的葫芦科南瓜属的植物 。人们用南瓜的果肉和种子制作食物，秋季来临，南瓜还是一种流行的装饰品 。
理查德·华莱士（Richard Wallace）的南瓜重1026千克 。成功打破其儿子2015年的记录 。去年，罗恩·华莱士（Ron Wallace）的南瓜重1011千克 。
东北部华盛顿州一名教师带着自己种植的大南瓜参加加州的南瓜大赛活动 。她的南瓜以866千克摘得冠军 。其实，辛迪·托贝克（Cindy Tobeck）的南瓜种子来自于去年罗恩·华莱士的南瓜 。
虽然上述南瓜体型硕大，但却并不是世界上最大的南瓜 。据BigPumpkins.com网站调查，理查德·华莱士的南瓜只能屈居世界第二 。一位比利时人培育的南瓜重约1200千克 。
《史密森尼》杂志曾为培育大型南瓜的瓜农撰写了一篇文章 。35年来，南瓜重量的记录从225千克不断突破到约1000千克 。
虽然没有发现希拉里·克林顿模样的南瓜 。但加州的一位瓜农把小南瓜放进炮筒里供游客射击 。