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Which Jack-o-Lantern Doesn't Have a Nose?In this garden of Great Pumpkins, one of the Jack-o-Lanterns doesn't have a nose. Can you find it? This is a puzzle from the Hungarian artist Gergely Dudás, who goes by Dudolf. All the pumpkins look pretty happy, and so do the few bats who hang around with them. But once you start looking at each Jack-o-Lantern individually, you may find yourself becoming a bit mesmerized, and looking at each one in the eye will make you forget what you're looking for. If you find that one pumpkin, congratulations! If you get frustrated and give up, the solution can be accessed at Dudolf's website. -via Mental Floss#puzzle #pumpkin #JackoLantern
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Giant Pumpkin Breaks Pennsylvania RecordIt's that time of year again, time for fall festivals and enormous pumpkins! The Barnesville Pumpkin Festival in Barnesville, Ohio, has crowned a new King Pumpkin. Erik Sunstrom managed to transport a 2,405-pound pumpkin from his home in Harrison City, Pennsylvania, to the festival and take this year's prize. The pumpkin outweighed last year's festival winner by more than 200 pounds, and set a record for the biggest pumpkin ever grown in Pennsylvania by 46 pounds. Sunstrom said he and his family has spent around 30 hours a week caring for the pumpkin to get it to that magnificent size. The festival retains the winning pumpkin, while Sunstrom takes home a plaque and bragging rights, plus $2 a pound for the pumpkin, which will be $4,810. That should cover next year's fertilizer bill. He will also eventually receive 75% of the seeds from his monster pumpkin. The Barnesville Pumpkin Festival continues through Sunday. -via Fark(Image credit: Belmont County Tourism) #pumpkin #giantpumpkin #pumpkinfestival
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10 Halloween T-Shirts that are Spooky and FunLove Halloween but don't want to wear cumbersome costumes? T-shirts to the rescue: wear comfy shirts with cool Halloween-inspired designs created by indie artists instead.Check out Spooky Daily's top 10 selections of spooky and fun Halloween T-shirts that you can wear all day and all night long. Best of all, these are all available in inclusive sizes, including Big & Tall up to 10XL.Get them from the NeatoShop: Halloween T-Shirts​Wide Range of Sizes, Including Big and Tall up to 10XLThe NeatoShop's Halloween T-shirts are available in a wide range of sizes, including unisex and ladies slim fit (from S to 2XL), and Big and Tall T-shirts (sizes: 3XL, 4XL, 5XL, 6XL, 7XL, 8XL, 9XL and 10XL). They carry youth/kid sizes, toddler tees, and baby snapsuits as well, with worldwide shipping.Design above: Hello-ween by Harebrained Design features a walking Jack-O-Lantern tipping the top of its head as if it's a hat, saying "Hello ... ween" (get it?) The smiling pumpkin is silhouetted by a full moon and accompanied by two flying bats.#Halloween #HalloweenShirts #Featured
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Cårven Der Pümpkîn: The Swedish Chef Attempts PumpkincideThe Swedish Chef demonstrates how to make pumpkin pies out of two Jack-O-Lanterns. There seems to be some disagreement over what implement of destruction the chef will need to dismantle the pumpkins, one of which is full of suggestions. It was a mistake for the pumpkin to assume that the Swedish Chef didn't have a Viking battle ax. Spoiler alert: this is a rare Swedish Chef sequence where the intended dish is actually made. This video never appeared on The Muppet Show. It was a viral video produced in 2009. In looking up this video I found some neat facts about the Swedish Chef. He is the only Muppet that normally appears with ungloved human hands. The hands were originally those of Frank Oz, while the chef himself was played by Jim Henson. The character has some backstory, too. He was actually born in Denmark, but moved to Sweden as a baby. His first name is Tom (we think). He speaks Mock Swedish, but his first language was Mock Japanese.#pumpkin #pumpkinpie #Muppets #SwedishChef 
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The Origin of the PumpkinHave you been growing pumpkins in your garden? Now that's it's September, you might have been noticing that they are turning into something resembling pumpkins by now. But how much do you really know about pumpkins? They are an American product, which is why we use them in the Thanksgiving feast. But first, you want to designate the perfectly-shaped pumpkin for a Jack-o-lantern for Halloween. Pumpkins are so closely related to Halloween that this video has to veer into the history of Halloween to explain why we make Jack-o-lanterns out of pumpkins, which is also an American thing. Europeans used turnips!#pumpkin #JackoLantern    
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Grow Giant Pumpkins for Giant Jack O'LanternsMost people don't think about carving a pumpkin for a Halloween Jack O'Lantern until October. But if you start preparing in the spring, you could have the most talked-about genuine Halloween pumpkin in town. Instructables member birddogpumpkins grew a 250-pound pumpkin the first year he tried! The second year, he added fertilizer and some extra tips and grew a 520-pound gourd. While those won't win state fair competitions, they will give you plenty of room to carve an awesome Jack O'Lantern face that everyone will want to pose for a picture with, and as a bonus, a giant Jack O'Lantern is very hard to steal. But if you want to give growing giant pumpkins a try, now is the time to get started. You'll find birddogpumpkins' experiences and recommended instructions at Instructables. You can do it the simple way or use advanced methods. I will add my advice about gardening: don't worry too much about the outcome. All you need to do is get rid of your failures and highlight your successes, and no one will know any better. Who knows? You might start a hobby that will last a lifetime. (Image credit: birddogpumpkins)#pumpkin #giantpumpkin #jackolanternSee also: Timelapse Video of a Giant Pumpkin Growing from Seed​