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Morning Start: The world’s heaviest pumpkin weighs more than a small car

Your morning start for Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021

Good morning and happy Wednesday! Here’s your morning start to get your day going.

Fun fact: The world’s heaviest pumpkin weighs more than a small car

On Sept. 26, Italian farmer Stefano Cutrupi presented his super-sized pumpkin at the 10th edition of the Campionato della Zuccone pumpkin festival in Peccioli, Italy.

During the event, his pumpkin, which weighed 1,226 kg (2,702 lb.), was declared by Guinness World Record as the heaviest pumpkin in the world. To give you an idea of the pumpkin’s weight, the 2019 Nissan Micra weighs 1,044 kg (2,302 lb.).

“At the time of the weigh-in, I had my back to the screen,” said Cutrupi.

“When my friends and the audience saw the weight, they swept me up in celebration. At that moment I knew I had made it. I screamed until I lost my voice.”

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A Kelowna community member is putting together a gift basket for a local business that was tagged with racist graffiti.

Danielle Kozek, a Realtor at Royal Lepage Kelowna, posted on Facebook asking for community donations to put together a gift basket for the owners and staff at Bon Ga, a local Korean restaurant on Glenmore Road. Bon Ga was vandalized on Saturday morning, Oct. 30, with swastikas, expletives and racist messaging, prompting an RCMP investigation into the incident.

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