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Iowa pumpkin breaks records

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DES MOINES (KWWL) - A giant pumpkin from Iowa squashed the competition in a heavyweight championship.

The gigantic gourd, tipped the scales at 1,658 pounds to win the annual World Championship Pumpkin weigh-off in California.

The pumpkin sets a new weight record for the state. The Des Moines grower, Don Young, will take home a nearly $10,000 prize.

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