Growing giant pumpkins for competition can be a satisfying hobby, but there's always the question of what to do with the pumpkin afterward. One in Oregon grew to 1200 pounds, but then developed a hole that disqualified it for competition.
The organizers of Bauman's Harvest Festival in Gervais, Oregon, came up with an idea. To entertain the crowd, they brought in a crane and a pool and dropped the pumpkin from a height of 100 feet! While waiting for the splash, you kind of wish that they'd dropped this gourd without a pool underneath. But when you see the aftermath, you realize that even small chucks of a pumpkin that big could have caused some real damage to someone in the crowd. A good time was had by all. (via Digg)