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The Physics of "Punkin Chunkin"

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Published on Nov 20, 2012

Watch Punkin Chunkin this Thanksgiving, November 22nd, at 8 pm on Science Channel.
More pumpkin carnage online at ScienceChannel.com/chunk

"Punkin Chunkin" is the United State's annual contest to see whose homemade machine can hurl a pumpkin the farthest (without explosives!). Every November, thousands of amateur engineers converge on a farm in Delaware to put their contraptions to the test. The machines at the Punkin Chunkin festival rely on physics to get the pumpkin airborne & Hank is here to give you all the fascinating details of how it works. Happy Thanksgiving!

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