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Fifteen Pretty Cool Facts About Pumpkins
America is pretty pumpkin-crazy from September through November. In 2012, American Studies Professor Cindy Ott wrote an exhaustive book entitled Pumpkins: The Curious History of an American Icon - which details how the pumpkin went from poor people's food to an autumn idol of Americana.
From her book, here are some facts for your pumpkin “fix.”
To celebrate the autumn holidays and seasonal cheer, there will be more “Pumpkin Blogs” in the weeks ahead…as a spice, not a new theme.
We’re still a science blog, of course.
Ott, Cindy. Pumpkins: The Curious History of an American Icon.University of Washington Press, 2012.
Hello! My name is Heath Shive, content manager at ScholarFox. I'll be the author of most of the blog posts. I'm a former geologist and currently a freelance writer. The world is complex and seemingly crazy. Good! Because when you love to learn, you'll never be bored.