monument to the Turkey-Frazee City sets world record
FRAZEE, MN, USA -- The town of Frazee, Minnesota
— known as the Turkey Capital of the World — hosts a 20 feet
tall turkey statue ("Big Tom") which is known as
a popular roadside attraction and sets the world record for
monument to the Turkey.
This Big Tom stands over 20 feet (6.1 m) tall
and is 17 feet (5.2 m) wide.
The legs were made a little shorter and stouter
than a normal turkey to better handle the weight.
monument to the Turkey is estimated to have 3,000
to 4,000 separate fiberglass feathers, which took the D.W.O.
Fiberglass Company over 2,000 hours to make.
pumpkin-world record set by Christy Harp
JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio, USA -- Christy Harp,
a local High School math teacher, has grown a 1,725 pounds
pumpkin-which sets the new world record for the Largest
Photo: Christy Harp shows off her world-record
1,725-pound Atlantic giant pumpkin. The Jackson High School
teacher won $2,500 and set the record at a competition in
Canfield on Saturday (enlarge
Christy Harp and her husband, Nick,
have been growing giant pumpkins for the past eight years.
For Christy, growing gargantuan gourds has
become a personal challenge since the eighth grade, and is
now a bit of a hobby at the family farm. This year, she and
her husband decided to have a little contest.
pumpkin carver-world record set by Steven Clarke
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ, USA -- Steven Clarke,
Havertown, Pa., carved one ton of pumpkins in 3:33:49 -setting
the world record for the Fastest
Photo: Clarke had to carve a complete
face in each pumpkin - eyes, ears, nose, mouth and eyebrows
- and then put the lid back on for a pumpkin to be counted.
Steven Clarke also set the world record
shortest time to carve 100 pumpkins: 3:44:50.
There are strict rules in order for the
record to be official. Each pumpkin must weigh a minimum
of 18 pounds and be cleaned and gutted prior to the record
Pumpkin Regatta-world record set by The Windsor Pumpkin Regatta