Still no plans for the weekend? Never fear--November 6, 7, and 8 are Pumpkin Chunkin' Days. Pumpkin Chunkin', in case you're wondering, originated in Delaware as the practice of hurling pumpkins great distances with simple machines. The term now informally refers to any method of destroying Halloween jack-o-lanterns.
A week after Halloween, carved pumpkins look undeniably gross. Fortunately, there are plenty of creative ways to smash the (increasingly squishy) squash even if you don't have the majestic catapults or real estate of "professional" pumpkin chunkers at your fingertips. You can drop your ex-jack-o-lantern out a window and watch the forces of gravity have their way with it. This provides a unique hands-on educational opportunity to learn the laws of physics, and it's more fun than any textbook activity. Another option? Promote car safety: run that pumpkin over with your car or bicycle in your driveway to get out all that road rage before hitting the highway!
Who knew that decaying pumpkins made such awesome stress relievers? You learn something new every day.
Friday, November 6, 2009
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