The World’s Biggest Pumpkin

YouNews Where YOU Can be the Reporter


A Beautiful Monster from Minnesota

Minnesota gardener’s pumpkin might break world record
A Minnesota gardener is taking aim at a Guinness World Record after
spending more than 200 days growing a massive pumpkin.

Travis Gienger of Anoka said the pumpkin he has been growing for months
started out as a seed from the current world record pumpkin, a 2,702-pound
gourd grown by Stefano Cutrupi in Italy in 2021.

Travis Gienger of Anoka

Gienger previously earned his own Guinness World Record when he carved
a jack-o’-lantern from a 2,350-pound pumpkin in 2020.

Gienger said he will find out if his pumpkin took the record when it is
officially weighed Oct. 10 at the Safeway World Championship Pumpkin
Weigh-Off in California. He has saran wrapped the pumpkin and covered it
in blankets for safety before transportation.The grower’s world record
jack-o’-lantern was carved from a pumpkin he grew that won the contest
in 2020.

The World’s Oldest Group of Siblings

12 siblings in Spain break world record with combined age of over 1,058 years
A family of 12 siblings in Spain were awarded a Guinness World Record
when their combined age was confirmed as 1,058 years and 249 days.
The Hernandez-Perez siblings, who grew up and still live in the town
of Moya on the island of Gran Canaria, range in age from 76 to 97.
“We never thought we’d break a world record,” the family, composed
of seven brothers and five sisters, said in a statement to Guinness
World Records.

“It all started as a joke during a family reunion in June. Then, after
seeing a newspaper article titled ’12 siblings count more than 1000 years,’
we started gathering information and reached out to Guinness World Records,” the statement said.

The oldest sibling, Jose Hernandez-Perez, will turn 98 in December. The
youngest, Luis Hernandez-Perez, turned 76 in April.

If you would like to report for YouNews, email your 30 second to 1 minute video to or use that email address to submit through the DropBox App. Make sure to include these 3 elements
1. Share one or two local or national stories (we prefer something from your state). 
2. Share a story from your personal circle (what’s new with you, your family/friends, your farm etc). 
3. End your video by saying, “Back to you Corn Fed Life”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: