Donna and Todd Skinner grew a squash that stands about chest-high. It weighs 2,164 pounds. That’s more than a ton — the same as an old Volkswagen Beetle or the Liberty Bell.
STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:
Good morning. I’m Steve Inskeep with congratulations to Donna and Todd Skinner, who grew a squash that stands about chest high. A photo makes it look like a giant greenish pumpkin. Think of the face you could carve. That squash weighs 2,164 pounds – more than a ton, the same as an old Volkswagen Beetle or the Liberty Bell – and a world record. Our editor Andrea wrote this dad joked – mom joke? – so I must say it. It squashed the competition. It’s MORNING EDITION.
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