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Punkin' Chunkin'

Here’s the scenario. Halloween’s over. The kids have their loot. But you, the grownups, are stuck with pumpkin upon pumpkin upon pumpkin . . . what are you to do? You could just leave them out for the garbage collection but that’s not very inspired. A more creative option would be to head out to a field in rural Delaware, build a big-ass catapult or a big air cannon and let the fun begin. (A longer video can be found here.) The World Championship Punkin Chunkin contest has been hurling ripe holiday vegetables through the autumn air for two decades now and attracts a crowd in the tens of thousands. (Previously on MetaFilter).
posted by jason's_planet on Dec 10, 2006 - 13 comments

I think I'm gonna hurl...

Catapult Kits. Big or small, classic or modern, no matter their taste, you'll find something to drive everyone on your holiday shopping list ballistic. It's all fun and games (audio), but be sure to plan ahead so no one gets hurt.
posted by Gamblor on Dec 7, 2005 - 19 comments

get all medieval on your bad self.

catapult [note: shockwave]
posted by crunchland on Nov 11, 2003 - 18 comments

This weekend in Millsboro, Delaware is the 16th annual Punkin Chunkin World Championships, in which pumpkins are propelled distances approaching a mile from old-style catapults and huge air cannons. Anyone else going?
posted by donkeymon on Nov 3, 2001 - 6 comments

Run away! Run away!

Run away! Run away!
this is so monty python-esque. once again life imitates art.
posted by bwg on Jul 19, 2001 - 11 comments

If this is what spare time is for

If this is what spare time is for I am not so sure that I need more. It seems that people in England are actually using themselves in a giant human Trebuchet.

This also brings to mind that the Monster Raving Looney Party is in need of a new leader.
posted by DragonBoy on May 30, 2000 - 2 comments

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