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Hole makes huge pumpkin ineligible for Alaska fair
In this Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, photo, J.D. Megchelsen poses next to his giant pumpkin in the Halbouty area of Nikiski, Alaska. J.D. Megchelsen holds the record for giant pumpkins in Alaska, and knew he had a candidate this year to beat the record of 1,287 pounds set in 2011_But when a boom truck gently lifted the behemoth on Monday with rigging and a sling, the big pumpkin revealed a big disappointment: a thumb-size hole that will make it ineligible for the competition at the Alaska State Fair in Palmer. (AP Photo/Peninsula Clarion, Greg Skinner)

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