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    10 Fun Facts About Pumpkins

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    10 Fun Facts About Pumpkins - as part of the news and politics series by GeoBeats.

    Here are 10 fun facts about pumpkins -

    Number 10 - Pumpkins can be found on all continents except Antarctica.

    Number 9 - Pumpkins were once thought to be a remedy for removing freckles and curing snake bites.

    Number 8 - Currently, the world record for the heaviest pumpkin is 1810.5 pounds.

    Number 7 - About 90 to 95 percent of processed pumpkins are grown in Illinois.

    Number 6 - Over 47,000 acres of pumpkins were harvested in 2011 and valued at 113 million dollars.

    Number 5 - Pumpkins are made up of 90 percent water.

    Number 4 - The largest pumpkin pie ever baked weighed 3,699 pounds , 20 feet in diameter and 3 inches thick.

    Number 3 - According to Guinness World Records, the fastest pumpkin carving of a face is 20.1 seconds set in 2010.

    Number 2 - A cup of pure pumpkin puree has zero cholesterol and is full of vitamins A and B and potassium.

    Number 1 - You can eat the flowers that bloom from pumpkin vines.

    Here's a parting pop quiz - is pumpkin a vegetable or a fruit? Tell us in comments!