Pumpkins will be falling from the sky this weekend (Nov. 6-8) at the Punkin Chunkin Festival in Nassau, Delaware, where people compete in the ultimate pumpkin throwing contest.
Participants have been working tirelessly on homemade launching machines like trebuchets, air cannons, and catapults and will be shooting squash as far as they possibly can.
Though many complain that shooting pumpkins is wasteful and that the veggies should be sent to poor countries, spokesperson Frank Shade says all the complaints dont squash the fun.
In fact, he thinks if people were so worried about wasting food theyd do something about it.
He says, We offer two pumpkins for one. For every one we shoot well give two that can be sent to third world countries by people who want to pay to have them shipped. No one ever wants to pay.
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