Nov 22, 2012TV Network - Science Channel
For years, literally years--seriously, this is the fourth year in a row, we are being literal--we have told you to watch "Punkin Chunkin." It isn't just a brilliant scientific experiment, it's a truly festive event. The notion is simple -- folks have gathered together to see who can launch a punkin (errr... pumpkin) the farthest using stuff like catapults. Even "Modern Family" talked about Punkin Chunkin. It is a cultural event and we have been telling you for years to watch. Do you think it's just possible that this year, once you finish your turducken, you'll tune in? You won't regret it (and not just because it'll get you away from that creepy relative).
Nov 24, 2011TV Network - Science Channel, Discovery Channel
There is a group of people in this world who like to see pumpkins fly through the air with the greatest of ease and then land with the greatest of splats. Many years ago, this wondrous, wonderful group of individuals opted to get together and hold a contest to see who could launch their pumpkin the farthest. It wasn't enough though to call it "Let's Launch Some Pumpkins," no, they needed a catchier name. Would "Pumpkin Chucking" work? It was closer, but not quite right. A few more attempts (not that we're certain about this naming story in any way as we're making it up right now) and they hit on the exact right name, "Punkin Chunkin." Thus was born a holiday tradition which lives to this very day and in which we can all participate via the magic of television.
Nov 25, 2010TV Network - Science Channel, Discovery
People, we are happy to report to you that "Punkin Chunkin" is bigger than ever! We recommended it as a 'Must Watch' last year, and more people watched than had previously (we do take all the credit, just FYI). Now, this year, the chunkin of punkins is going to air not only on the Science Channel, but on Discovery as well. The event, which is being hosted by Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman of "Mythbusters" is celebrating its 25th anniversary. So, let's all get out there and chunk the punkins as they have never been chunked before. But perhaps it's best not to do it on a full stomach, because it can get a little nasty.