The results are in...
Otis, the 1073 lb. pumpkin contained
(can you feel the excitement)
I wonder how much each seed weighs? Otis was a monster pumpkin... I wonder if the seeds were huge, or the same size as you might scoop from your everyday, normal jack-o-lantern variety? The guy at the store didn't say... but they did mention that there were pumpkins growing inside Otis... white ones. Weird.
At any rate... none of us were even close to guessing correctly. Boo was actually closest with her guess of 999 seeds. Butthead won a prize from her raffle entry... and got a Miller Lite t-shirt (that would comfortably fit the whole family at once).
In Otis' honor, I give you a recipe:
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
1 1/2 cups pumpkin seeds
2 tsp. melted butter or oil (olive oil or vegetable oil work well)
salt to taste
Options To Taste:
Cajun seasoning blend
Preheat oven to 300° F. Clean off any major chunks of string or pulp (it's OK to leave a little for flavor). Toss pumpkin seeds in a bowl with melted butter and seasonings. Spread pumpkin seeds in a single layer on baking sheet. Bake for about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown.