MOAB, Utah (AP) — A team that shoots pumpkins from a giant air cannon says it achieved the holy grail of the sport – chucking a pumpkin a distance of more than one mile.
The ”Big 10 Inch Team” from Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey says it launched the 9.5-pound pumpkin at Moab’s old airport on Friday.
The team used a 90-foot, compressed-air cannon and traveled to southern Utah hoping the high elevation and thin air would help the vegetable sail farther.
Makes my 300-yard potato cannon look pathetic.
UPDATE: geeze, thanks to EOS, I’m learning that there’s a whole world out there determined to set records in pumpkin chunking. But their machines cost $100,000 or so. My potato cannon, built from Home Depot pipes, cost maybe nineteen bucks. I’m content.