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26 Amazing Halloween Carved Pumpkins Plus Pumpkin Facts and How The Name Jack o' Lantern Came About.

In the United States pumpkins are connected in some way to the fall holidays of Halloween and Thanksgiving. This big orange fruit that is picked in October and is very nutritious and a very resourceful plant with flowers, seeds and flesh that are edible and rich in vitamins. You can use pumpkins to make desserts, soups and breads which many people do for their Thanksgiving Day dinner. The tradition of carving a pumpkin into Jack o’ Lanterns is something that goes back more than a hundred years ago, but back then they used turnips or potatoes to carve into jack o’ lanterns. But when Irish immigrants came to America they found the great pumpkin has Charlie Brown’s friend Linus use to call it, and a new Halloween tradition was born, and instead of using turnips or potatoes to carve into Jack o’ Lanterns they now began to use pumpkins.

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Pumpkin Facts

Pumpkins are associated with the gourd family which is hard skinned fruits such have cucumbers, honeydew melons, cantaloupe, watermelons and zucchini.

The largest pumpkin pie ever baked weighed 2,020 pounds.

Pumpkins have been grown in North America for thousands of years. They are native to the western hemisphere.

Pumpkins are low in calories, fat, and sodium and very high in fiber. They are good sources of Vitamin A, and B, and also a great source of potassium, protein, and iron.

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The heaviest pumpkin ever recorded weighed 1,810 lb at the Stillwater Harvest Fest in Stillwater, Minnesota.

Pumpkin seeds should be planted around the last week of May and the middle of June. They take somewhere between 90 and 120 days to grow and are picked sometime in October when the pumpkins become a bright orange in color. Their seeds can be saved and used the following year to grow more pumpkins.

Early every October for Halloween you can see carved pumpkins peeking out from windows, porches and doorsteps in the U.S. and in many other countries has well. Many may be carved into a ghoulish face and could even have a lighted candle in it to illuminate the carving.

The pumpkin originated in Mexico about 9,000 years ago. It is one of America’s oldest known fruits. Pumpkins generally weigh from 15 to 30 pounds, although some can weigh as much as 200 pounds. The majority of pumpkins are orange, but they also can be white or yellow has well.

Native American used pumpkin within their diets many years before the pilgrims landed. When they did arrived, they discovered the pumpkins grown by the Indians and pumpkin soon became included in their diets to. They also brought seeds back to Europe, where they quickly became popular. Just like today, early settlers used pumpkins in a wide variety of recipes, from desserts to stews and soups. In addition to cooking with pumpkins, they also dried the shells out and cut them into strips to weave into mats.

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How the name Jack o’ Lantern Started

The tale of “Stingy Jack”

People have been carving jack o’ lanterns for hundreds of years and it all began with this Irish tale of “Stingy Jack”. According to this tale Stingy Jack asks the Devil to have a drink with him and being very true to his name does not want to pay for the drinks. So he tricks the devil into turning himself into a coin so Stingy Jack could pay for the drink. But once the devil does this Jack does not pay for the drinks but puts the coin in his pocket near his silver cross, which is said to prevent him from changing back to his previous form. But he does free the devil under one condition that the devil does not bother him for a year and that he would not claim his soul when Jack dies. Another time Jack tricks the devil into getting him a piece of fruit up a tree, and when he climbs up the tree to get it for Jack, Jack than carves a cross in the bark of the tree so the devil cannot get down until he tell Jack he won’t bother him for ten years

Not long after that Jack dies and has this tale goes it is said the God would not allow such a unsavory man has Jack into heaven. And the devil being so upset that a mere man like Jack had tricked him, kept his word and did not claim his soul, and Jack was not allowed in hell either. It is said that Jack was sent out into the darkness of the night with just a burning coal to light his way. Jack got a carved out turnip and put the coal in it to light his way, and it is said he has roam the earth like that ever since. The Irish began to call the ghostly figure of Jack has “ Jack of the Lantern” But later simply called it “Jack o’ Lantern “ And that is how the term “Jack o’ Lantern” started and why people have carved ghoulish faces on them.

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Comments

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on July 02, 2013:

Hi Rajan nice to see you, nice to hear you have enjoyed reading this article and enjoyed viewing all this photos has well. Thanks so much for your vote up and interesting ! Also thanks for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 01, 2013:

Very interesting to read how the name Jack-o-lantern came to be. I haven't seen a white fleshed pumpkin we do not get those here.

Voted up and interesting.

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on May 05, 2013:

Hi HardworkinJudy nice to see you, nice to hear you liked this article. What do you mean you did not carry through......your HardworkinJudy it just takes some planing and time and a few hubs here and there. Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

HardworkinJudy on May 04, 2013:

Wow, I am back. I do like the article. I once sighned up to write here, but don't believe I ever carried through...so many sites.

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on March 18, 2013:

Hi DDE nice to see you, glad you have enjoyed this Halloween hub.

Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on March 18, 2013:

Wow! Incredible tips here for Halloween, so thoughtful and creative. Sounds a challenge but worth a try.

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on December 17, 2012:

Hi HardworkinJudy nice to see you, nice to hear you have enjoyed this hub and thought it was entertaining. I tried to find some facts that would be interesting and maybe something few would know. Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

HardworkinJudy on December 16, 2012:

Very good presentation. Thanks for sharing this well researched and entertaining article on carving pumpkins.

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on December 01, 2012:

Hi tlmcgaa70 my friend nice to see you, so nice to hear you enjoyed reading this hub and found out somethings about Jack o' Lantern and pumpkins. Thanks so much for the vote up and more and share ! Also thanks for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

tlmcgaa70 from south dakota, usa on December 01, 2012:

totally fascinating. thank you for writing this article...i always wonder where things originate or how they got started, and so i really enjoyed it. voted up and more and shared

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on November 28, 2012:

Hi Rosemay50 nice to see you, so glad you enjoyed viewing these amazing carved pumpkins and also enjoyed reading these Halloween facts. It is always nice to read a hub and find information we did not know before, i always find those hub the most interesting. Thanks so much for the vote up and awesome ! Also thanks for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

Rosemary Sadler from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand on November 28, 2012:

I am so very very late, but I so enjoyed reading your fabulous hub.

Loved the photos and the interesting facts, the story of Jack O Lantern was fascinating. A great hub and I learned a lot I didn't know. One of the best hubs on Halloween I've ever read :))

Up and awesome

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on November 21, 2012:

Hi frogyfish nice to see you, thanks so much for your kind words. I am so glad you have enjoyed reading this hub and viewing the great photo of these amazing carved pumpkins . Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

frogyfish from Central United States of America on November 20, 2012:

Your hub was fantastic: Information, tidbits, and those amazing photos. They were tremendously creative, unique, took lots of work. Great hub, and thanks bunches for sharing it here.

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on November 16, 2012:

Hi quicksand my friend nice to see you, glad you enjoyed this hub and found somethings out you did not know before, i always like that when i read someone's hub . Glad to hear you found this information interesting, thanks ! Thanks so much for the thumbs up ! Also thanks for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

You to have a great weekend and hope it is nice and warm !

quicksand on November 16, 2012:

Hi there Tom! Sorry about the delay in getting across here. I could not make it here on time due to poor weather conditions! Lol!

Well, I did learn a lot about pumpkins right here that was missing in all the other Halloween articles that are online.

Anyways the story about Jack tricking El Diablo, was really interesting. Come to think of it if Jack can trick the Devil so can we!

Also just consider this, if the Devil can keep his word, then he can't be all that bad right? ... just a thought!

Another interesting article from you! Thumbs up and 'interesting.'

Cheers, and good luck to you. Have a great weekend! :)

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on November 15, 2012:

Hi mike nice to see you, it is so nice to hear you enjoyed this hub and found it fascinating ! Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

Mike Robbers from London on November 15, 2012:

I am so fascinated of how big the largest pumpkin was and that such amazing and unique Halloween pumpkin crafts have been made! Loved the tale about Jack and the devil as well..

That is a terrific hub kazmir, well done :)

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on November 14, 2012:

Hi James my friend, so nice to hear you enjoyed reading this hub and found somethings you did not know before, i always enjoy that the most. Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on November 14, 2012:

Hi Sherry Hewins nice to see you, yes these carved pumpkins are a far cry from anything i could do as well. Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

James A Watkins from Chicago on November 14, 2012:

A 1,810 pound pumpkin!? My goodness, I never would have guessed such a high weight was possible.

Thank you for a wonderful article. I learned a lot from it. I especially enjoyed learning about the origins of the term "Jack o' Lantern." Great stuff!

James

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on November 13, 2012:

Hi Maria nice to see you, glad this hub was mood lifting for you and so glad you have enjoyed reading it. Hope you did not get hit too hard by Sandy. Thanks so much for the voted UP and UABI. Hugs ! Also thanks for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

Maria Jordan from Jeffersonville PA on November 13, 2012:

Hi Tom,

I know I am late in my visit but I am so glad that you have included this seasonal synopsis on pumpkins from Halloween through Thanksgiving.

This is well compiled with cool facts and awesome pictures. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

This year Halloween was marked by Sandy...our town celebrated the Saturday night after the storm. This piece was mood lifting for me.

Voted UP and UABI. Hugs, Maria

Sherry Hewins from Sierra Foothills, CA on November 11, 2012:

Love the photos, those are a far cry from the basic jack-o-lanterns I usually do.

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on November 09, 2012:

Hi moonlake nice to see you, glad to hear you found this interesting and enjoyed reading it. Glad to enjoyed these awesome carved pumpkins to. Thanks so much for the vote up ! Also thanks for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on November 09, 2012:

Hi acaetnna nice to see you, glad you can still enjoy reading this hub even though it is after Halloween and enjoyed these amazing carved pumpkins. Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments ! Have a great weekend my friend !

moonlake from America on November 08, 2012:

Very interesting hub. Enjoyed reading it. I love pumpkins and looking at them on porches as we drive into town. Voted up.

acaetnna from Guildford on November 08, 2012:

I am so, so late popping over to this hub. It is brilliant though and I can still appreciate the wonderful pumpkins and your words even though Halloween has finished.

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on November 06, 2012:

Hi Faith nice to see you, nice to hear you found this hub's information fascinating and thought these amazing carved pumpkins were beautiful. Thanks so much for your voted way up across the board ! Also thanks for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

Faith Reaper from southern USA on November 05, 2012:

Excellent hub and so very fascinating details. Beautiful carvings.

Voted Way Up across the board.

God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on November 05, 2012:

Hi phoenix nice to see you,glad you enjoyed the information within this hub.Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon from United Kingdom on November 05, 2012:

What a fun read this was. Thanks for sharing.

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on November 04, 2012:

Hi KoffeeKlatch Gals nice to see you, glad you found these carved pumpkins amazing. thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

Susan Hazelton from Sunny Florida on November 04, 2012:

The pumpkin carvings are absolutely amazing.

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on November 02, 2012:

Hi my friend nice to see you, glad you enjoyed these awesome carved pumpkins and enjoyed all the information about them. We did not get hit has hard by Sandy as other places did, we just got some good wind gusts and a lot of rain . Thanks so much for your Voting up, useful, awesome, interesting, and shared! Also thanks for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

Have a great weekend my friend !

Richard Ricky Hale from West Virginia on November 01, 2012:

Kash

Awesome article my friend. Wow, how can people do that? I have never been good at carving pumpkins, but this takes the cake. Such an awesome talent to be able too make such designs. Cool stats on pumpkins also Tom. Voting this up, useful, awesome, interesting, and shared. Hope you are well Tom being that Sandy slammed the northeast. Take care and be safe my friend.

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Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on November 01, 2012:

Hi girishpuri my friend nice to see you, glad you found this hub's information fascinating and beautiful. Hope you enjoyed all these carved pumpkins as well. Thanks so much for the vote up ! Also thanks for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

Girish puri from NCR , INDIA on October 31, 2012:

Tom, this is so fascinating, beautiful and very well researched hub, voted up.

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on October 31, 2012:

Hi Stephanie nice to see you, Glad you enjoyed these amazing carved pumpkins and and found it beautiful and in the spirit of Halloween. Thanks so much for your vote up all the way and pinned! Also thanks for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on October 31, 2012:

Hi Sunshine625 nice to see you, glad you thought this hub was Pumpkin Perfect! A big pumpkin smile for you ! Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on October 31, 2012:

Hi faithbuilder23 nice to see you, glad you have enjoyed reading this hub and found it informative information! Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on October 31, 2012:

Hi stars439 nice to see you, sorry i did not answer sooner but you were showing up has spam. Glad you enjoyed the tale of Jack-o Lantern and hope Joann ans Becky will to. Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

Stephanie Henkel from USA on October 31, 2012:

Beautiful and well researched hub! The photos of the carved Jack O'lanterns are amazing! This is the perfect Halloween hub. Voted up all the way and pinned!

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on October 30, 2012:

Way to go Tom! This hub is Pumpkin Perfect!

faithbuilder23 from Pennsylvania on October 30, 2012:

Great read!!! Thanks for sharing this helpful and informative information!!!

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on October 29, 2012:

Hi b. Malin nice to see you, glad you enjoyed these amazing carved pumpkins and found all this information interesting and educational . It is so nice that you have two plastic pumpkins that so cool ! Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

b. Malin on October 28, 2012:

Hi Kashmir,

Fun Hub, Great Ideas and Comments too. Should I be Ashamed to say, I have 2 plastic pumpkins, one lights up. But I also have Emily, Sammy and Friends. I must say those Pumpkins are Amazing, and I Enjoyed reading about the History, very Educational. so thanks for sharing.

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on October 25, 2012:

Hi M. my friend nice to see you, thanks for sharing it on FB and stopping by a second time to comment. Again thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

Life Under Construction from Neverland on October 25, 2012:

hey Tom..will be sharing this on fb

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on October 25, 2012:

Hi healthylife2 nice to see you, glad you enjoyed this story of how pumpkin carving came about, and nice to hear you will share it with your children . Who ever carved these pumpkins are expert carvers and that is why they all are so amazing . Thanks so much for your vote up ! Also thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

healthylife2 on October 25, 2012:

We carve pumpkins every Halloween although they don't look as impressive as the pictures. What a fun story about the origin of pumpkin carving to share with my children. Thanks for sharing this one. Voted up!

stars439 from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State. on October 23, 2012:

Thank you for sharing this interesting, and fun information about Jack, and how he became Jack of the Lantern. I will have to tell Becky , and Joann all about it. GBY, and we cherish you.

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on October 21, 2012:

Hi my friend nice to see you, Nice to see you around again missed you ! Glad you enjoyed this information and found some things you did not know before. You should give it a shot and crave your pumpkin, I'm sure it would be the nicest in all of Sweden.Thanks so much for your vote up and sharing ! Also thanks for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

Tina have a great week my friend !

Christina Lornemark from Sweden on October 21, 2012:

This is a wonderful hub with so much good information. It is interesting to read about the history behind the tradition and I learned a lot I didnt know about pumpkins. The tradition of decorating with pumpkins is growing in Sweden now too and I am considering getting one this year! But it has to be a pumpkin that is carved and ready since I have never tried myself:) You have done a great hub as always Tom, and I like the way you have designed this hub, it looks great! Voted up and sharing!

Tina

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on October 21, 2012:

Hi Gypsy Rose Lee nice to see you, hi my friend glad you found this hub's information delightful, awesome and interesting . I hope none of these pumpkins have caused you any nightmares . Thanks so much for your vote up and awesome and sharing. Also thanks for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on October 21, 2012:

Hi M. nice to see you, hi my friend glad you enjoyed this information and about jack o lantern to. Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on October 21, 2012:

Hi Les Trois Chenes nice to see you, Nice to hear you found this hub's information fantastic. Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on October 21, 2012:

Hi toknowinfo nice to see you, hi my friend glad you found this information interesting and fascinating and found so things you did not know about pumpkins. Thanks so much for the vote up and more and sharing. Also thanks for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on October 21, 2012:

Voted up and awesome. An interesting and delightful hub. Must say some of those pumpkins could give you nightmares. Passing this on.

Life Under Construction from Neverland on October 21, 2012:

amazing!!! now i really learned about jack o lantern :)

Les Trois Chenes from Videix, Limousin, South West France on October 21, 2012:

These really are fantastic - make my efforts look pathetic!

toknowinfo on October 20, 2012:

Hi Tom, Thanks for this fascinating hub. There was so much I didn't know about pumpkins. Great article and full of interesting info. Rated up across the board. Sharing this for sure!

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on October 19, 2012:

Hi Cyndi10 nice to see you, Yes these pumpkins are very well carved and in such detail has well. Glad you found this hub's information interesting .

Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on October 19, 2012:

Hi Brett nice to you, It so nice that you found this hub's information interesting . And glad to hear you enjoyed viewing all these amazing Halloween carved pumpkins, i to am amazed they can create such details on these pumpkins. Thanks so much for the up, useful, interesting, awesome, shared, pinned and tweeted ! Also thanks for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on October 19, 2012:

Hi tobusiness nice to see you, Glad you enjoyed the tale about Jack and how it brought back childhood memories of those day when you were told such tales. Thanks so much for your vote up ! Also thanks for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

Cynthia B Turner from Georgia on October 19, 2012:

What interesting information. I didn't know where pumpkin carving originated. Those were great pics you found. Some people have so much artistic skill, it's scary. Useful hub.

Brett C from Asia on October 18, 2012:

A very interesting fact filled hub. Those carvings are incredible, way beyond my previous efforts! lol. Amazing that people can create such detailed art in that way.

Up, useful, interesting, awesome, shared, pinned and tweeted.

Jo Alexis-Hagues from Lincolnshire, U.K on October 18, 2012:

A wonderful tale about Jack and the devil, I loved it.

Your story took me back many years ago when as children we would sit wide eyed listening to such tales, great memories. Here in England, I think the pumpkin is so underestimated as a healthy food option, thank you for the timely reminder. Voting way up.

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on October 17, 2012:

Jamie, yes give it a try, you may be able to write a hub about it. Happy weaving !!! Thanks again for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

Jamie Brock from Texas on October 17, 2012:

Yeah.. hehe.. I meant to say dried shell.. was thinking of the outer part of the pumpkin... anyway, it makes me want to give it a try... you know me and crafts but I bet I wouldn't do near as good a job making a weaved mat as the Native Americans did :)

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on October 17, 2012:

Hi enbeach21 So glad you liked this information and pictures of the Halloween pumpkins. Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on October 17, 2012:

Hi Jamie nice to see you, I am so glad you found this information interesting and thought the Halloween carved pumpkins were cool. The Native Americans weaved mat out of the dried pumpkins i think you meant to say. Thanks for the vote up, useful and sharing ! Also thanks for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on October 17, 2012:

Hi everythingdazzles nice to see you, Maybe you could do a hub about you carving your pumpkin. Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

jenbeach21 from Orlando, FL on October 17, 2012:

Great info and pictures!

Jamie Brock from Texas on October 17, 2012:

Halloween is my favorite holiday.. I can't believe I had never even thought before reading this how the name Jack O Lantern came to be.. very interesting! I also found it interesting that Native Americans used the shell of pumpkins to weave baskets. I also love all the cool pumpkin carving photos. Great hub, voting up, useful, sharing :)

Janelle from Houston on October 17, 2012:

I cannot wait to carve my pumpkins this year. Its always bittersweet when halloween is over. Definitely a magical time of year!

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on October 17, 2012:

Hi Seeker7 nice to see you, I am glad you have enjoyed this hub and found it's information fascinating. Yes it is amazing how big that pumpkin got, a lot of pumpkin pies from that. Thanks so much for your vote up and more and for your share has well! Also thanks for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

Helen Murphy Howell from Fife, Scotland on October 17, 2012:

This is a fascinating hub about pumpkins and Jack O' Lantern! Even although Halloween is one of my favourite times of the year I have never tasted pumpkin!!!! As kids we never saw pumpkins around here, so it was turnips that we used for our Jack O' Lanterns. We used to have bonfires and through raw potatoes into the fire and then get them later and eat them - they were great!!!

I was fascinated at how big the largerst pumpkin was! That must have lasted the family quite a while and gave many great dishes as well!!

Great hub + voted up + shared!

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on October 17, 2012:

Hi Alicia my friend nice to see you, nice to hear you found this information interesting. Glad you enjoyed the color theme has well. Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on October 17, 2012:

Hi Eiddwen nice to see you, glad you have enjoyed this hub. Hope these carved pumpkin did not scare you. Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on October 17, 2012:

Thanks for sharing all the very interesting pumpkin facts, Tom. This is a great hub for getting people into the Halloween spirit! The orange color theme is very appropriate.

Eiddwen from Wales on October 17, 2012:

A great hub and thank you for sharing.

Here's to so many more to come.

Eddy.

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on October 17, 2012:

Hi nice to see you, glad you enjoyed reading this hub and viewing these pumpkin pictures and thought it was fabulous. Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

Martin Kloess from San Francisco on October 16, 2012:

Thank you for sharing. These were fabulous! My wife and her kids are much too conservative. 2 years ago I introduced a circle. :))

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on October 16, 2012:

Hi everythingdazzles nice to see you, glad you found these carved Halloween pumpkins fabulous. Hope you enjoyed reading the information has well. Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on October 16, 2012:

Hi Jackie my friend nice to see you, Hope it got you in the spirit of the season, and so glad you enjoyed this hub. Thanks so much for your vote up and sharing ! Also thanks for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

Janelle from Houston on October 16, 2012:

Wow these are fabulous!

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on October 16, 2012:

Up and sharing, this is superb! Such a holiday spirit and so many interesting facts! Great job. Thank you kashmir.

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on October 16, 2012:

Hi shiningirisheyes my friend nice to see you, Yes i do agree with you these carved pumpkin picture are mind blowing, these people who have carved these pumpkins are incredible artist and carvers. Thanks so much for your vote up ! Also thanks for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on October 16, 2012:

Hi aviannovice my friend nice to see you, I am so glad you enjoyed it and found this hub wonderfully informative and entertaining. I wasn't sure if i wanted to do a Halloween hub but when it all came together i had to publish it. Thanks so much for your Awesome and vote up ! Also thanks for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

Shining Irish Eyes from Upstate, New York on October 16, 2012:

1,810 lb pumpkin! That really is "The Great Pumpkin." I never would have guessed pumpkins originated in Mexico.

Awesome picture selection! Every one blows my mind. The Steve Jobs, Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger ones are impressive.

Voting up. Thanks for providing this.

Deb Hirt from Stillwater, OK on October 16, 2012:

Wonderfully informative and entertaining. This was done with great thought and wherewithal. Awesome and up!

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