October 14th, 2014 12:22 EST
Evil White Pumpkin Wins North American Pumpkin Record in Half Moon Bay: Video
"A California farmer broke a North American record on Monday when his large, bulbous gourd clocked in at 2,058 pounds during the annual Half Moon Bay pumpkin weigh-off, which has been drawing veteran growers and hobbyists alike since 1974.
The giant squash, dubbed by festival organizers as the Colossal Ghost grown by John Hawkley of Napa " especially large for a drought year " was about 265 pounds shy of claiming the world record for largest pumpkin. That record was set Sunday in Germany, when Swiss grower Beni Meier turned in a pumpkin that weighed 2,323 pounds."
NBC Bay Area
Roses are red, violets are blue and pumpkins are freaking orange. John Hawkley`s winning entry is whiter than Casper the Friendly Ghost and Christina Aguilera.
That freak of nature is a gourd, a mutation, but certainly not a pumpkin.
Doesn`t the Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Weigh-off have any standards; they could at least require all pumpkins to be orange.
I hope the "Colossal Ghost" is chopped up as used as fertilizer; I would hate to eat a pumpkin pie made from that evil gourd.