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The largest fruit ever recorded was a 2,009-pound pumpkin that was grown in Rhode Island in 2012. The pumpkin grower, Ron Wallace, is the first grower to break the 1-ton mark. This pumpkin won first prize at the Topsfield Fair in Massachusetts, earning the grower a $5,500 first prize.


As of 2014, the largest wave ever recorded was a tsunami that occurred at Lituya Bay, Alaska, according to Geology.com. The wave occurred during the night of July 9, 1958 and rose to over 1,720 feet in height.


According to Guinness World Records, the largest spider ever recorded was a Goliath bird-eating spider that had an 11-inch leg span. Members of an expedition collected it in Rio Cavro, Venezuela, in 1965.


The largest whale recorded in history is the blue whale. Blue whales weigh up to 200 tons and grow to lengths of 100 feet. Their hearts weigh as much as an automobile, and their tongues weigh as much as an elephant.


An extinct species of rat that used to live in Southeast Asia is estimated to have weighed around 13 pounds. The largest species of rat alive as of 2014 lives in the Philippines and can weigh up to 4.4 pounds. The largest Norway rat ever caught weighed 2.4 pounds.


The largest lion ever recorded was an African lion that weighed over 800 pounds. African lions grow larger than the Asiatic species and the longest African lion ever recorded was 11 feet long from nose to tail.


A gorilla called Gargantua is believed to be the largest gorilla ever captured. He weighed between 550 and 600 pounds, and he stood 5 feet 6 inches tall.


As of 2015, the largest alligator on record is 741 pounds. It was caught in 2013 in Mississippi during an annual hunting tournament.


The biggest recorded lobster ever caught weighed 44 pounds, 6 ounces and was caught in 1977. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, it was taken from the waters off the coast of Nova Scotia, and it measured 3 feet 5 inches from the tip of its largest claw to the end of its tail fan.


The longest alligator was 19 feet and the weight was not recorded; the record is located in Louisiana.The Huffington Post announced an Arkansas record of 14 feet and 1,100 pounds in 2013. By length the biggest alligator is 19 feet, but by recorded weight the Arkansas alligator is the largest.