'Morning Edition' Returns: Serious Pumpkin Smashing Residents of Burlington, Wash., take their pumpkin tossing seriously. At this weekend's harvest festival, one group of contestants will toss their pumpkins with a 56-foot-tall catapult. The device should send a pumpkin at least half a mile.
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'Morning Edition' Returns: Serious Pumpkin Smashing

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'Morning Edition' Returns: Serious Pumpkin Smashing

'Morning Edition' Returns: Serious Pumpkin Smashing

'Morning Edition' Returns: Serious Pumpkin Smashing

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Residents of Burlington, Wash., take their pumpkin tossing seriously. At this weekend's harvest festival, one group of contestants will toss their pumpkins with a 56-foot-tall catapult. The device should send a pumpkin at least half a mile.