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U.S. celebrates the pumpkin

Monday, October 21, 2013 - 00:51

Oct. 21 - Americans find unusual ways to celebrate autumn with pumpkin festivals and competitions. Tara Cleary reports.

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Pumpkins are big in the U.S. in October. They represent the autumn harvest and of course, Halloween, the season of pumpkin carving. These Florida scuba divers' recipe for an easy cut is: soak pumpkin in salt water before carving. And if your squashes are too big even to carve, then why not use them as racing vessels? But it seems cutting isn't forceful enough for these Colorado folks, who decided to fling their pumpkins into submission. Happy Halloween!

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U.S. celebrates the pumpkin

Monday, October 21, 2013 - 00:51