Without further ado, pumpkin facts as promised:
Pumpkins are grown on every continent except Antarctica;
The word pumpkin comes from the Greek pepon, meaning a large melon;
Illinois grows the most pumpkins in the U.S., and Morton, Illinois, home of Libby, is considered the Pumpkin Capital;
Pumpkin world records include the largest (1,810.5 pounds) and the fastest time carving a face into one (20.1 seconds);
A pumpkin is 90% water, which makes it low in calories and sodium. But it is high in fiber and beta carotene.
And a bonus fact, which I learned about a minute ago: if you type 'pumpkin' more than three or four times, it starts to look like a very silly word.
Have a great weekend!