Pumpkin's In The Soup
How long ya bin on the phone line, ya pumpkin? AT&T phone technician David Cooper said it was the first time he'd disconnected a pumpkin - this one was hanging on the Stiger family's telephone wire in Chickasaw, Alaska. For five months, the Stigers had watched it grow from a blossom on neighbouring vacant land. The vine climbed the fence, made its way up the phone line, then started producing what was until last week a 19-kilogram orange orb dangling from the phone line.
FOOTNOTE: Hang on, speak to the pumpkin.