Guinness: Gargantuan gourd world's heaviest

October 22, 2010 3:49:05 PM PDT
Guinness World Records has confirmed that a huge pumpkin grown in Wisconsin is officially the heaviest in the world. The pumpkin is being displayed at the New York Botanical Gardens.

The gourd, grown by Chris Stevens of New Richmond, Wisconsin, tips the scale at more than 1,810 pounds.

When turned on its side, the pumpkin is more than waist-high for an average-sized person.