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Beantown smashes pumpkin record
10-26-2006, 05:50 AM
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Beantown smashes pumpkin record
BOSTON, Massachusetts (AP) -- Boston's nickname is Beantown, but Pumpkintown might also apply now.
Bostonians on Saturday lit 30,128 pumpkins on Boston Common, shattering the world record for the most jack-o'-lanterns lit in one place.
"It's fantastic," said Jim Laughlin, a spokesman for Life is Good, the Boston clothing company that sponsored the event. "We've been going after this record for a long time."
The old record of 28,952 lit pumpkins had been held since 2003 by Keene, New Hampshire. That city tried to keep up with their own attempt Saturday, but lit only 24,682 pumpkins.
In Boston, an estimated 100,000 people crowded onto the Common to slice, scoop, and sculpt pumpkins and to savor pumpkin pie and pumpkin soup. Mayor Thomas M. Menino greeted children, who were dressed as ghosts and angels.
Keene, a city of 22,000 people, did not go down without a fight. "We had more pumpkins lit than people who live here," said Alan Davis, an organizer.
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10-28-2006, 10:48 PM
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Beantown smashes pumpkin record
Man, thats a lot of pumpkin pies in Beantown....

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10-30-2006, 03:53 PM
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Haha…don’t sweat it guys…I’m not the jealous type. Plus…she’ll probably get tired of me anyways and want to move on to something younger!/whip

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