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    Ind. man builds pumpkin-shooting cannon
    By Associated Press, 10/18/02

    ELLETTSVILLE, Ind. — When Jim Bristoe told his wife he wanted to build a cannon that would shoot a pumpkin a mile, she told him he wasn't all there.

    But he built one anyway, with a 30-foot-long barrel. It is powered by a 700-gallon air tank and is appropriately named "Ain't All There." It looks much like a mobile anti-aircraft gun.

    "You don't need to cover your ears, but you're going to know I shot it," the 42-year-old electrician and mechanic said during a demonstration on Wednesday.

    When Bristoe fires the cannon, a 10-pound pumpkin is hit with 11,300 pounds of force. The pumpkin projectile leaves the muzzle at about 900 miles per hour, he said.

    During the test, the cannon fired a pumpkin through the rear of a Pontiac.

    Bristoe plans to take the 2-ton pumpkin cannon to the first annual Pumpkin Propulsion Contest at Verizon Wireless Music Center near Noblesville on Saturday.

    The contest is sponsored by Indianapolis radio station WRZX-FM. It's the brainchild of morning show host Gonzo Greg and his colleagues.

    "It's more of an exhibition than a competition, and we don't know what to expect in terms of entries," said Greg. He added that it sounds like Bristoe will probably win

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    Now THAT sounds like fun [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]

    I have a potato gun that I made from PVC pipe that does much the same, but a MILE?? Wow. Gotta get me one of them. [img]smile.gif[/img]
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    Pumpkin Propulsion Contest???

    who thought this up...and what do they do for Christmas, Christmas Tree Javelin Throw???
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    There was a bit of a craze here a few years back with people making 'orange guns' and firing oranges obscene distances.
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