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!