Jim Bristoe of Indiana discovered there’s more you can do with a pumpkin than carve it into a jack-o-lantern or bake it into a pie. He uses pumpkins as bullets in his 30-foot-long, two-ton gun that can fire them five miles. His pumpkin cannon works on compressed air. In his local Pumpkin Propulsion Contest, it shot a pumpkin through the rear of a 1978 Pontiac. (Click on “Full Story” for a link to see the results).
When pumpkins are out of season, Bristoe uses his cannon to launch toilet paper rolls. He once shot 36 rolls of toilet paper through the gun, and says, “They got about 200 feet in the air and then just unrolled.” This would be the ultimate way for teenagers to ?paper? someone?s house.
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