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Man grows 1,491-pound pumpkin, breaks state record

/ 06:06 PM October 19, 2019
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Andy  Corbin now once again holds the state record for largest pumpkin. Image: Michael Cummo/The Wyoming Tribune Eagle via AP

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming officials say a Cheyenne man has grown a pumpkin that weighs in at 1,491 pounds (676 kilograms), a new state record.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported Thursday that Andy Corbin grew the gourd in his backyard.

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For perspective, scientists say newborn elephants weigh about 200 pounds (91 kilograms) on average.

Corbin says the pumpkins he grows at his east Cheyenne home require a handmade tripod to move them.

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He says his pumpkins require yearlong maintenance and can gain dozens of pounds a day during growing season.

Corbin says he hopes to grow three pumpkins weighing more than 4,000 pounds (1,800 kilograms) combined. NVG

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