This article on Yahoo tells the very brief story of a man who won a pumpkin contest in California. The pumpkin that he entered weighed in at 1500 pounds. His prize: $9000.
I'm intrigued. I want to know more about this man and his pumpkin. First of all, what goes into growing a pumpkin that large? Was he or the gourd tested for anabolic steroids? And if so, would that disqualify them from this contest? Would they then have to testify before a congressional committee?
The farmer is from British Columbia. How much did it cost him to transport the great pumpkin to California? Was his prize money taxed in the U.S.? In Canada? Both? When it's all said and done, was it really worth it?
And what happens to the pumpkin now that the contest has ended? 1500 pounds of pumpkin is gonna make a lot of pie. Let's just make sure the good people at Cool Whip are prepared.