This heavyweight crushes the competition


Mr Beni Meier, who is from Switzerland, showing off his atlantic giant pumpkin at the European Pumpkin  Weighing Championships in Ludwigsburg, Germany, on Sunday. His winning pumpkin weighs 856kg. However, this pales in comparison with his achievement last year, when he produced one which weighed a whopping  1,054kg and won him a world record.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 13, 2015, with the headline 'This heavyweight crushes the competition'. Print Edition | Subscribe