Hub # 1,253,609
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!