The world's largest pumpkin was grown by Mr. Donald Black of Winthrop, NY, weighing 884 pounds!
Food and drink
Circleville Pumpkin Show
Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for the body. It is usually of plant or animal origin, and contains essential nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, or minerals. The substance is ingested by an organism and assimilated by the organism's cells in an effort to produce energy, maintain life, or stimulate growth.
Historically, people secured food through two methods: hunting and gathering, and agriculture. Today, most of the food energy consumed by the world population is supplied by the food industry.
The Circleville Pumpkin Show is an annual festival held in Circleville, Ohio. The festival, which is held to celebrate local agriculture, is headed up by the Circleville Pumpkin Show Corporation. Considered to be the biggest festival in the United States dedicated to the pumpkin, it is billed as The Greatest Free Show On Earth. Attendance has topped 400,000 for the four-day event, which is free to enter.
The Pumpkin Show begins on the 3rd Wednesday of October, and lasts until that Saturday. In recent years, a Tuesday preview night has been introduced, adding an unofficial half day to the event.
Atlantic Giant is the contemporary name for a squash variety that has been bred publicly for more than 130 years, to produce large fruit (carpel) with orange color. More specifically, it refers to the round phenotype of the >100 pound, orange squash variety of the species Cucurbita maxima, bred from the common large squash of the Americas.
The uniqueness of the variety lies in its capacity to produce fruits larger than those produced by any other plant in the world, exceeding 6 feet (1.8 m) in diameter. The heaviest Atlantic Giant on record weighed 2,009.0 pounds (911.3 kg) and was grown by Ron Wallace in Greene, Rhode Island in 2012.
In journalism, a human interest story is a feature story that discusses a person or people in an emotional way. It presents people and their problems, concerns, or achievements in a way that brings about interest, sympathy or motivation in the reader or viewer.
Human interest stories may be "the story behind the story" about an event, organization, or otherwise faceless historical happening, such as about the life of an individual soldier during wartime, an interview with a survivor of a natural disaster, a random act of kindness or profile of someone known for a career achievement.
New York is a state in the Northeastern region of the United States. New York is the 27th-most extensive, the third-most populous, and the seventh-most densely populated of the 50 United States. New York is bordered by New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south and by Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont to the east. The state has a maritime border with Rhode Island east of Long Island, as well as an international border with the Canadian provinces of Ontario to the west and north, and Quebec to the north. The state of New York is often referred to as New York State, so as to distinguish it from New York City.
New York City, with a Census-estimated population of over 8.3 million in 2012, is the most populous city in the United States. Alone, it makes up over 40 percent of the population of New York State. It is known for its status as a center for finance and culture and for its status as the largest gateway for immigration to the United States. New York City attracts considerably more foreign visitors than any other US city. Both the state and city were named for the 17th century Duke of York, future King James II of England.