Happy National Pumpkin Day!

Happy National Pumpkin Day!

Pumpkins are probably the biggest tell tale of all things fall and spooky. Jack-O-Lanterns, lattes, patches, and just the base color orange.

So in honor of our love for Pumpkins on this National Pumpkin Day, here are some fun facts!

Pumpkins are very high in potassium and Vitamin A.

6 out of the 7 continents grow pumpkins! Antarctica is the only place pumpkins cannot grow.

The biggest pumpkin pie ever was over 5 ft in diameter and weighed over 350lbs!

The record for the biggest grown pumpkin comes in at 1,140lbs!

They used to be used for removing freckles and curing snake bites.

Pumpkin carving originally started when Irish settlers came to America and realised that carving Pumpkins were a lot easier than carving turnips for Halloween.

Well, we hope you learned something on this beautiful National Pumpkin Day! Now go to your local Starbucks and treat yourself to a PSL!

Words: Jace Chiappetta | Featured Photo: Getty Images


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