Keegan Meyers Breaks Guinness World Records for World's Largest Cucumber
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - Feast your eyes on this four-foot-long vegetable, the latest record holder for world’s largest cucumber. Grown by Australian thirteen-year-old, Keegan Meyers, this 1.3-meter-long (4.1 feet) gourd has been vetted by the Australian Giant Pumpkin and Vegetable Society as the new crowning achievement in cucumber growing.
Keegan, who began growing his striped cucumber in January of this year, according to the World Record Academy, swears that the secret to his success was his healthy mix of fertilizer, cow manure, and worms inside a glasshouse.
The official measurements reached 130.5 cm (51 inches) long when it was picked on April 13, which beat the previous world record of 119.5 cm (47 inches), held by a grandmother in Britain.
Keegan told source, the Advertiser, that he did not initially intend to break the world record, but was proud of his efforts, adding that he would try to break the record again. Unfortunately, he was unable to enjoy the fruits of his labor, as the overly ripe cucumber ended up as chicken feed.
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