The wonderful world of genetic engineering has given us gargantuan pumpkins the size of compact cars. But don’t think it’s going to stop there. In addition to spreading Halloween cheer and giving local evening news something to cover, giant pumpkins could eventually be grown to the size of a house and used as a cheap and temporary place for someone to live.
The only problem would be successfully moving your new not-so-dream home to your neighbourhood — because a comfortable (2000sqft) 185sqm two-storey dwelling would equate to a pumpkin weighing about 80,000kg. And it would have to grow at an astonishing 570kg per day to reach that size in a single growing season. [Movoto]