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🚽🎃 The World's BIGGEST Pumpkin 🎃🚽 | Potty Time with POTTYMINTS (Ep. 61)


Happy October Potty People! 

Well… it’s official, Summer has packed its bags and left us… #ouch

Break out the Sweatshirts… because Sweater Weather is here! 

The leaves are beginning to change color, the weather is getting cooler which can only mean one thing… The pumpkins are coming! 

Pumpkin Spiced Lattes… Pumpkin Picking… Pumpkin Carving… or just decorating your home with pumpkins! 

We LOVE 🎃! 

But we assure you… you have never seen a pumpkin like this… 

For this week’s Main Story, we go to Anoka, Minnesota where we meet Travis Gienger and his 2,600 lb Pumpkin

The Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weight-Off, in Harvest Moon Bay, California… 

… the Super Bowl of pumpkins.

The biggest opportunity to go up against other huge pumpkins from around the world.

And the stakes are high… $30,000 in addition to the World Record Title and a potential Guinness World Record… 

But for Travis Gienger, the entire process starts 200 days before the event when he planted the pumpkin seed. 

Gienger has been growing large pumpkins as a hobby for the last 28 years.

“I started way back in the day. My relatives all gardened, and my Dad would grow Big Mac pumpkins which were pretty decent in size. I just kind of caught on to it,” Gienger said.

The pumpkin he is growing this year was started from the seed of last year’s world record pumpkin, he said, so he’s hoping the seed genes will help his luck.

Gienger currently holds the world record for the largest Jack-o-Lantern ever carved with a pumpkin that weighed 2,350 pounds. 

That same year he also set a North American record for the size of his pumpkin.

But with a new year, comes a new pumpkin…

… and this year, may his biggest pumpkin to date

In fact… it may be the biggest pumpkin… ever. 

The current world record pumpkin weighed in at 2,702 pounds…

And while the official weigh in is on Monday, October 10th… 

Gienger is confident saying: “I think it's got a shot and being pretty special”

Here is Travis Gienger and his pumpkins in action… you really have to see it to believe it! 

Let's get pumpk-IN to this week's Potty Picks! 

For many of you reading this, you may have recently heard of Billy Eichner 

The comedian and actor has recently been in the news for his new film “Bro’s” the first ever gay romantic comedy! 

For us here at POTTYMINTS, we have been fans of Billy's for years for his hysterical show Billy On The Street! 

For those of you unfamiliar with his prior work, while there are literally so many to choose from, for this weeks Video Of the Week, please enjoy our favorite Billy on the Street Clip! 

 

Grab a cozy blanket and a good pair of headphones, because we have some good music in store for you this week! 

When the weather gets colder, we like to slow the tempo down just a bit, as we begin to settle into the colder months ahead! 

This week's picks are perfect for those long walks, those final outdoor bbq’s sitting around a bonfire, or just doing the dishes at home! 

This week we feature music from: 

  • “The Vice Yard” - Orgone 
  • “”So We Won't Forget” - Khruangbin
  • “Hypnosis” - Holy Hive
  • “How Long Must I Wait” - Dr. Dog 
  • “The Underdog” - Spoon 
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    First and foremost we want to send our best to those of you reading this who were affected in some way by Hurricane Ian last week. 

    As some of you may have seen, there is a famous image that was making the rounds online last week. 

    This famous image shows a group of Flamingos in a Women's Bathroom, with hay on the floor for their protection. 

    Well… as you might not know, that image was taken by Ron Magill - who explains the infamous photo in this week’s Bathroom Moment of the Week. 

    Thank you all for joining us for another fantastic episode of Potty Time with POTTYMINTS! 

    We hope you learned something new about Pumpkins, got a laugh from Billy Eichner, listened to some good music and now… as always, we leave you this week with a quote. 

    In honor of the new movie “Blonde”, we thought we would feature a quote from none-other than Marilyn Monroe: 


    I'm selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I'm out of control, and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.

    Marilyn Monroe

    Have a fantastic week and to those of you fasting this week for Yom Kippur, have an easy fast! 

    POTTYMINTS!