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Hub # 1,253,609

Updated on November 18, 2015

Today on Memorial day in the USA. At exactly 4p.m. this mouth watering hub became officially the 1,253,609th hub to ever be published on the hub pages in 2012. What does that exactly mean to the world? First off it means that there were a whole bunch of hubs written before I even typed the first key on my little computer. Second it means that I'm going to really have to think of something different to write about here on the hub pages if I want to make some sort of impression.

Now There are a lot of hubs out there on the hub pages that are written on just about every topic imaginable. From potato chips to space exploration. There are even hubs written on other hubs here on the hub pages. There are hubs written about absolutely nothing, which is what the comedian Jerry Seinfeld made his claim to fame on. However I don't think there has ever been a hub written on the world's biggest watermelon. So that's where I will begin our journey here on the hub pages.

Here in the good old USA it seems that watermelon growing has turned into a past time. When someone grows a large watermelon it is constantly being challenged by other watermelon growers throughout the country. The secret to what it takes to grow such a large watermelon is kept locked away in the minds of those who grow them. Watermelon competitions are fought out everywhere from back yards to state fairs. The winner usually is awarded a blue ribbon, but even more important he or she has bragging rights, which far out weighs any monetary reward.

Currently Lloyd Bright holds the world record for both the biggest and the heaviest watermelon ever on record. Lloyd in the course of his lifetime grew many record setting watermelons, but in 2005 he grew a massive record setting watermelon that weighed 268.8 pounds. Moving this monstrous watermelon must have been an unbelievable undertaking in all of it's own right. Just how they did that without breaking it in half, must of been a world record in itself. This is the U.S. record, and in Australia there's another claim that a farmer raised a 847 pound watermelon. I personally haven't seen either of these watermelons, but I can only imagine just how big either of these two watermelons would have been to have seen in person.

Other record setting fruits & vegetables -

The world's heaviest broccoli - 35 pounds

The world's heaviest carrot - 18.9 pounds

The world's heaviest cauliflower - 31.25 pounds

The world's largest green cabbage - 76 pounds

The world's largest marrow - 113 pounds

The world's heaviest jack fruit - 76 pounds

The world's biggest sweet potato - 24.9 pounds

The world's biggest pumpkin - 1,689 pounds (WOW)

When you think about it, if you put all of these big babies together you could probably have the world's biggest salad. This now concludes the 1,253,609th hub on the hub pages, and all that's next is for one of those big watermelons to show up on the tables here in the U.S. for the Memorial day holiday. Thank you for stopping by our very first hub!

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      Healing Herbalist 5 years ago from The Hamlet of Effingham

      Hello Kanga, and welcome to Hub Pages.

      That is one giant watermelon. I've tried to grow the giant pumpkins, but never really got to far with that. I enjoyed reading. Voted up +. PS. It's May 28th here in the US :)

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      kjforce 5 years ago from Florida

      Hello..welcome..look forward to reading your hubs..hope you enjoy reading mine..comments are always appreciated by the way....

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      picklesandrufus 5 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      wow, as much as I love watermelon....that one might take a while! Welcome to hubpages!!

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      UrsulaRose 5 years ago

      KangaYankeeDoo you certainly have a way with words mate! Just love your profile pic (so darn cute) and as a passionate vegetable grower myself I just love the topic you have chosen to write your very first hub on.

      BTW ... Welcome to HubPages and keep writing more of your mighty fine hubs so that I can keep reading them!

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      Luis E Gonzalez 5 years ago from Miami, Florida

      Very interesting hub. Welcome to HubPages

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      My, that is a big watermelon. It would make a great conversation piece at a family reunion and also provide many with some fantastic fruit!

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      Miche Wro 5 years ago

      Very different, as you were aiming for and a good hub. Not to add to stereotypes I love watermelon! :)

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      stars439 5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Dear Kanga : Thank you for a nice read. God Bless You.

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      joyfulmommy 5 years ago

      It would really be fun and interesting to see these big 'babies' together to record the world's biggest salad. Interesting hub.Voted up!

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      Derdriu 5 years ago

      KangaYankeeDoodle, What an adventurous, charming, hilarious introduction to very big watermelon growing! But are they grown just for the weight or is taste a consideration too? I imagine building a fire around the really huge pumpkin for roasting and cutting into sweetened pieces with a circle of family and friends. That would be a Halloween or Thanksgiving feast to remember!

      Voted up + UFABI.

      Respectfully, and with many thanks for the humor as well as a big Welcome to HubPages, Derdriu

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      KangaYankeeDoo 5 years ago from Austrailia & America

      KangaYankeeDoo is extremely grateful that there are a bunch of wonderful Hubbers that have made a HP-Newbie very happy indeed.

      Thank you everyone who has left a comment on my very first Hub. So glad that you have found the humor in my words.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Kanga - I so appreciate your wonderful humor. Also appreciate the fact that you were able to write such an interesting hub about a rather random subject such as the watermelon. Love your take on this.

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      mizjo 5 years ago from New York City, NY

      Hello, Kanga, thanks for following me. Guess what, this little hub of yours is so cute I've decided I need to follow you in order not to miss your future ones. And welcome to HP.

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      deegle 5 years ago from Ventura County California

      WoW! that is a big watermelon. I wonder if it is gmo?

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      Judy Specht 5 years ago from California

      Nice. I knew they kept track of the pumpkins, but not watermelons. Whew- Imagine the water needed to raise one.

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      Jim Higgins 5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Congratulations and welcome to HP! Thanks for the follow too! This was a great idea for a first Hub, full of little known facts, including the number of the Hub.

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      Jim Higgins 5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Came back to share this one!

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      Cathleena Beams 5 years ago from Lascassas, Tennessee

      Whew - I bet it was a job just getting that watermelon into the wagon. I never had much luck with growing them. They need a lot of water and when it gets real hot out I want to be inside where it's cooler. Bet that watermelon would feed a lot of people. Very nice hub. I am voting up and sharing too!

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      Susan Britton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Kanga this was very informative and funny as well. Wonder how many people this watermellon would feed? I say bring it on. I'm in!

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      snowdrops 5 years ago from The Second Star to the Right

      Wow awesome Watermelon!

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      oceansider 5 years ago

      You wrote a clever hub, yes as you said, no one so far has written one about the larges watermelon...I can't believe the one that weighs over 800 lbs!

      Welcome to Hub Pages kanga, and thank you for following m hubs! I will now follow your hubs as well. Take care!

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      Venugopaal 5 years ago from India

      Welcome you here. Interesting hub. I do follow

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      Pamela Kinnaird W 5 years ago from Maui and Arizona

      I enjoyed your very unique hub. Welcome to Hubpages.

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      Marlene Bertrand 5 years ago from Northern California, USA

      This is the most unique hub I have ever read. It is also very interesting. Like you, when I hear about someone growing these huge watermelons, I wonder how they were able to transfer them, let alone lift them in the first place without them splitting in half. Nice hub - a joy to read.

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Wow, that's one big watermelon!

      Thank you for this interesting and fun read - voting up!

      Welcome to hubpages:-)

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Niteriter 4 years ago from Canada

      I'll see your Austraulian watermelon and raise you a Canadian pumpkin. (Milville, Nova Scotia; October, 2012) If you win the hand and combine the pot with your imaginative storytelling, the pumpkin will give you material for your next Hub.

      Cheers!

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