Punkin’ Chunkin’

This weekend was the 19th Annual World Championship Punkin’ Chunkin’ in Sussex County, Delaware. Competitors from around the country matched wits and machines to see who could hurl an 8lb frozen pumpkin the furthest. The winner, Old Glory, hurled their second pumpkin an impressive 4,224′, shy of the world record but good enough to win the day.

An increasing number of school groups, like this one below, are entering. It’s a great way for students to learn about physics, engineering, sportsmanship, and c’mon, it’s a whole lot of fun… Eduwonk thinks that in addition to their obvious sagaciousness; this school won the youth trebuchet division!

Photo Credit: The Eduwife

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