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    Giant Pumpkin Gets Carved Up In The Big Apple

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    Jim Bryson and his daughter Kelsey of Canada grew the record-setting, 1,818-pound pumpkin over the summer. They brought it to the New York Botanical Garden this past weekend, where it was carved up. One of the seeds recently sold at auction for $1,500.
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