Oregon's much bigger than antifa

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  1. GiantDuckFan

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    People race in 1,000-pound floating pumpkins for Oregon's Giant Pumpkin Regatta

    https://www.oregonlive.com/expo/lif...613906323/people-race-in-massive-1000-po.html
    An estimated 20,000 people packed Tualatin's Lake of the Commons Saturday, to watch the 15th annual West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta. Dozens of costumed participants crawled into carved out 1,000 pound pumpkins and paddled across a pond in a race to the finish line.

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    Had no idea there was a variety of pumpkins that got so huge.
     
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    yup,.. big O punkins
     
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    speaking of huge, (sweet segue),.. Oregon State had a football coach, Dee Andros,.. great big fat guy,.. coached there for like a 100 years, then was their AD for fitty more. You'd always see him prowling the sideline in his bright orange jacket, couldn't miss him, he was so fat and orange, you could spot him a mile away,.. he eventually got the nickname and was known for decades as, the Great Pumpkin.

    pic doesn't do him justice

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    That looks like a good time...I'd bring a keg in the pumpkin with me. And see how much I could drink floating around in that damn thing.
     
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    There's an actual organization that sets the standards for giant pumpkins....The Great Pumpkin Commonwealth.

    The North American record was broken just a month ago in New Hampshire. 2, 528 lbs. $6k in prize money for Steve Geddes.
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    Looks like it should be the star of a horror movie. The Pumpkin that ate Chicago.
     
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    fanatic Evil Morty lives...

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    Man, I'd love to tag that 2k pumpkin with some buck shot.
     
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    and there's "Punkin Chunkin" contests

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    which have evolved somewhat

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    Have you ever seen a potato gun? With a big enough length of PVC pipe you could make a pumpkin gun.
     

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