Punkin Chunkin 2009 DVD

Discovery Education

SKU: DC024346
Format: DVD
Grade Level:
Runtime: 44
Copyright: 2009

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Visits the annual Punkin Chunkin World Championships, a three-day festival where hardcore engineers and backyard tinkerers trailer their gigantic, home-built contraptions with one common goal: to launch eight to ten-pound pumpkins as far as mechanically possible. The competition is divided into seven categories defined by the type of machine used--motorized, centrifugal spinners, and the mighty air cannons. Bringing the sport of pumpkin hurling to ever greater distances of chunkin, the heated competitions have created a current world record of 4,438 feet, just 800 feet short of a mile. Could this be the year that one team hits the coveted one-mile mark and is crowned the greatest chunkers ever? Let the games begin!