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This Easy Trick Extends The Life Of Carved Pumpkins

No tradition captures the Halloween spirit more than carving Jack-O'-Lanterns. While we don't know exactly when or where this practice originated, we do know that it's been going on for a long time, with evidence of the Maori carving gourds over 700 years ago. Every year, people all over the world dig the guts out of a fresh pumpkin, carve a spooky face and light it up with a candle. 

While the designs aren't usually scary, pumpkin's condition after sitting outside for a few days can be terrifying. There's a variety of methods for preserving pumpkins, and Terry O. from Arizona tested all of them to discover the best one. This season, rest assured that none of your trick 'r treaters will be scared off by rotting pumpkins.

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