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Pumpkin Fun Facts

What do you get when you take the circumference of a pumpkin and divide it by its diameter?
Pumpkin Pi

Are pumpkins fruits or vegetables?
Although most people would categorize pumpkin as a vegetable, it's actually a fruit. Pumpkins are members of the cucurbit (gourd) family and are a close relative to squash, cucumbers and melons.

What's the worlds largest pumpkin?
The largest pumpkin pie ever made weighed over 350 pounds and was 5 feet in diameter. It used 80 pounds of cooked pumpkin, 36 pounds of sugar, 12 dozen eggs, and took six hours to bake.

How many pumkin pies are consumed each year?
A whole lot! One major name brand supplier of canned pumpkin estimates over 50 million pumpkin pies are baked and eaten each year.

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