Zombie Pumpkins Make For Awesome Web Content

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Pumpkin carving has been given new life by the Internet, and if you don't believe me, just check out the various submissions on Reddit and other link-friendly sites. Like most interesting images, such pictures make for great web content. However, what happens when you introduce almost 4000 pounds of pumpkin into the equation and an awesome food sculptor?

Perhaps the most awesome pumpkin carving I've ever seen.

As you can see from the lead image, the result of Ray Villafane's pumpkin carving is just an incredible scene that makes use of one of the Internet's favorite horror subjects. According to reports, Villafane used two massive pumpkins to complete his carving. For the zombies, a 1693 pound pumpkin was used, and the sculptures from that huge gourd were transferred over to an even bigger pumpkin -- 1818 pounds -- which served as the base.

The carving was done for at the New York Botanical Garden, and the associated blog post has a 13-image slideshow of the creative process involved in such awesomeness. Here's another example:

Zombie Pumpkin

There's also a time-lapse video of Villafane's work in progress, which is just another example of the awesome web content such creations produce:

Successful web content comes in many forms, and if you have an event and/or, are attending one and it has something you might be able to make compelling content out of, in today's world, it's imperative that you capitalize. Just look at the amount of publicity Villafane's creation received.

Boing Boing, Laughing Squid and Neatorama have all thrown links at the carving, and "zombie pumpkin" has a lot more coverage at Google News.

Of course, finding such worthy content is the real trick, isn't it?

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