Oregon: Heaviest squash
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As the home of many treats and snack foods—doughnuts, hazelnuts, craft beer, and pinot noir—Oregon also grows some healthy produce. In fact, thanks to bountiful weather conditions, they even break world records via the ground. In 2016, Scott Holub grew the heaviest squash, weighing 1,844.5 pounds in Gerais.
Pennsylvania: Largest S’mores
Plenty of hiking trails and idealistic fall weather and foliage, Pennsylvania knows how to host an autumn celebration. And what campfire chant can be complete if you don’t pause to take a bite of that mushy-delicious s’mores? The Deer Run Camping Resort took this fireside treat to the extreme, earning the world record for the largest s’mores made to date. It took 104 volunteers to make the 267-pound beauty in Gardners, Pennsylvania. If you’ve got a massive sweet tooth, you might want to check out the best ice cream shops in every state.
Rhode Island: Largest sock
If you’ve ever visited Rhode Island off season in the dead of winter, you know how frigid temperatures can get. You may even wish you could crawl into a warm, insulated sock and hide away from the cold. Well, with this world record, set by the charity organization Project Undercover, Inc., you could have! They created a 32 foot, 7 inches by 22 feet 6 inches by 8 feet 2 inches cream-and-brown colored sock. In a way to raise awareness of those in need in the area, they used 600 feet of cotton and 42,000 feet of cotton thread.