Since we're on vacation this week, we took a trip to the Canfield Fair in Mahoning County, OH today. http://www.canfieldfair.com/ One of the must see items at the fair is the "Largest Squash" competion. The 3rd heaviest Hungarian squash ends up on the porch outside of the building with all of the other "also rans" .......... imagine raising a 923# monster and being relegated to 3rd place. That said, here is a look at the King & Queen squashes for 2008.
Zoom in on the second picture to see the winning weights increasing over the years!
BTW, it takes a while to get any kind of picture, since folks are in a line streaming by constantly. The building is also manned so that they can answer questions and keep watch over the squash royalty.
Interested in trying this at home?
http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/1000/1646.html for "research-based information" - ho-hum.
http://www.bigpumpkins.com/ for a fun site!
http://www.howarddill.com/ hey, this is serious stuff!