2,560-pound Pumpkin crushes U.S. weight record

An enormous pumpkin grown in Minnesota has claimed the U.S. record for the heaviest pumpkin, weighing in at 2,560 pounds at the 49th annual pumpkin-weighing contest in Half Moon Bay in Northern California. Travis Gienger, an ag teacher in Anoka, raised the menacingly large vegetable himself.

The largest pumpkin in the world, however, remains a 2,702 pound one grown last year in Italy by Stefano Cutrupi.