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Boston Pumpkin Carving Contest

Unbelievable. Thousands – thousands of pumpkins.

October 31, 2007 - Posted by | Arts & Handicrafts, Cultural, Halloween | , ,


  1. I just saw its report in ABC NEWS today. Unbelievable indeed.

    Comment by Angelo | October 31, 2007 | Reply

  2. I had to watch the whole thing. I was blown away.

    Comment by intlxpatr | October 31, 2007 | Reply

  3. Wow very amazing! I have a question, what do they do with the pumpkins after they’re done with them?

    Comment by N. | October 31, 2007 | Reply

  4. N, most of the pumpkins used for jack-o-lanterns are thinly fleshed pumpkins, not the thick fleshed pumpkins and squashes we see in this part of the world. If the temperatures are warm, they get moldy almost overnight. If the weather is cold, or if, God forbid, “the frost is on the pumpkin” they get all soggy and limp. Either way – they have to be thrown away. They are all carbonized on the inside from the candles, too, inedible.

    Comment by intlxpatr | October 31, 2007 | Reply

  5. wow! that’s amazing i love these halloween pumpkins!

    Comment by Enigma | November 1, 2007 | Reply

  6. Yep, that is what I thought. I hope they don’t cause a health risk though 😀 Hope you had a great halloween!

    Comment by N. | November 1, 2007 | Reply

  7. It’s fun to do, Enigma, but it’s also messy. I love to bake up the seeds after soaking in a salt brine.

    N. – Hmmm, the pumpkins are biodegradable. I bet they are good all smashed up and buried in the garden! Ooops! watch out! you left a pumpkin seed, here comes a pumpkin!

    Comment by intlxpatr | November 1, 2007 | Reply

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