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Punkin Chunkin 2011

Pumpkins become projectiles in the annual ‘Punkin Chunkin' extravaganza where teams (and more than 30 thousand fans) gather in a Delaware cornfield to see whose homemade contraption can propel a pumpkin the farthest. This year's event takes viewers behind the firing line, getting up close and personal with the explosive contraptions and personalities involved in this unusual event. No strangers to explosions of all sorts, Mythbuster's Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, and Tory Belleci join as hosts, going inside the madness to uncover the motivation of these passionate participants. Now in its 26th year, the ‘Punkin Chunkin' competition is divided into categories defined by the type of machine used; such as air cannons, centrifuges, and colossal catapults. This year continues the chase for the never-before-accomplished feat of launching a pumpkin one full mile and sees tough competition between the 2009 and 2010 champions, both desperate to be crowned victorious again.