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A good day for:

Pumpkins, as the International Pumpkin Association's annual contest in San Francisco was won by a vegetable weighing in at a magnificent 439kg. The winner, Paula Zehr, came from New York State and retained the title she won last year. The smallest entry, at 27kg, came from St Petersburg.

A bad day for:

Vegetarianism, with the news that the price of a Big Mac in Tokyo is being cut from 380 yen (pounds 2.40) to 280 yen (pounds 1.80). The most expensive place in the world to buy a McDonald's burger - which was Japan before this announcement - is now Paris at 18.5 francs (pounds 2.10).