Records are meant to fall. Roger Maris' American League home run record recently fell after 61 years, when the Yankees' Aaron Judge hit his 62nd HR of the 2022 season. As in many cases, records can stand for decades. But in this particular story, a national record has fallen after just a little over one week.

Buffalo News had reported that the new record for America's largest pumpkin, at the time, was set on October 1 in Clarence, NY. Sources say the pumpkin weighed in at 2,554 pounds, which had beaten the old national record by 26 pounds.

Previous State and National Record 

The previous state and national records before October 1 belonged to a man who grew a 2528-pounder at the Deerfield Fair in New Hampshire in 2018. The previous New York state record belonged to Karl and Beverly Haist, who grew a 2517-pound pumpkin in Clarence Center, NY in 2019.


New Record

CBS is reporting that a new record was set Monday, October 10, when Travis Gienger, of Anoka, Minnesota was crowned pumpkin champion at the 49th World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in California. Gienger's pumpkin weighed in at 2,560 pounds, beating the old record set in New York by just 6 pounds.

World Record

The world record though still stands. Stefano Cutrupi set that record in 2021, with a 2702.7-pound squash at the Big Pumpkin Festival in Peccioli, Italy, according to the Guinness Book of World Records

Check Out This Fat Gourd

This 1,800+ pounder was spotted at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds.

Size Matters 

This guy has beef with a couple of major food chains. Or maybe it's another case of "Where's the beef?" One New York state man feels that two fast-food giants are skimping out on the size of their burgers. And of course, we all know what happens in today's world when the slightest little thing doesn't go someone's way. You sue.

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Reuters is reporting that a Suffolk County man is suing both McDonald's and Wendy's for defrauding customers by making their menu items look way bigger in advertisements than in real life. The man accuses both chains of using undercooked beef patties in their ads to make their burgers look 15% to 20% larger than they really are.

Well, people have been known to lie about size.

Pattanaphong Khuankaew
Pattanaphong Khuankaew

Reuters says the man had ordered a Big Mac from McDonald's and the Bourbon Bacon Cheeseburger from Wendy's when he noticed how little beef he was really getting. The proposed class-action suit was filed Tuesday in a Brooklyn federal court.

LOOK: How Halloween has changed in the past 100 years

Stacker compiled a list of ways that Halloween has changed over the last 100 years, from how we celebrate it on the day to the costumes we wear trick-or-treating. We’ve included events, inventions, and trends that changed the ways that Halloween was celebrated over time. Many of these traditions were phased out over time. But just like fake blood in a carpet, every bit of Halloween’s history left an impression we can see traces of today.

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