Tuesday, November 13, 2007

The World Championships of Punkin' Chunkin': A Men's Must Read

Yes....it really exists. A competition that only a man could think of: To devise a machine which can send a pumpkin the furthest distance through the air. Held in rural Delaware, the annual World Championships of Punkin' Chunkin' (yes, that's spelled correctly) collects what must the world's oddest array of squash-hurling devices.

Click here to read the article. We have espn.com to thank for this.

FYI: The "world record" is held by a quarter-million-dollar machine called The Second Amendment, with a gun the size of a construction crane that uses compressed air to hurtle the pumpkin somewhere beyond oblivion. The record distance: 4,434 feet (roughly 0.84 miles; if a runner could clock a 4-minute mile, he would need 3:22 to run that far).

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