Here's a question to ponder with your second cup of coffee; most of us know a lot of pumpkins get grown in the United States, with the majority being sold from roughly Halloween to Thanksgiving. But how much pumpkin is grown in the US each year, in pounds?

Take a deep breath; according to a Penn State study, 1.5 billion [yes, with a "b"] pounds are grown each year in the US.

More pumpkin facts? Of course we have them:

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