TODAY   |  October 13, 2013

‘Punkin Chunkin’ sends pumpkins flying in Colorado

Competitors came together in Aurora, Colo., for an event that features pumpkins being catapulted, mutilated and shot in all kinds of ways. TODAY’s Craig Melvin reports.

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>>> and smashing pumpkins ? well, it may be okay for the sake of science. the annual pumpkin chunkin festival. they launch those gourds and watch them explode.

>> that is good stuff.

>> that's how they spent their saturday there.

>> that's what we need to do after halloween with the remnants of the jack-o'-lantern we carve.

>> some of those contraptions are pretty' elaborate.

>> some of thome them were a few centuries old.

>> the one we showed was not the elaborate one.

>> those and the medieval torture