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Tim Schmidtberger test-fires his pumpkin cannon near Victoria.
Schmidtberger built the 20-foot air-powered cannon from an old
anhydrous ammonia tank, some pipe and a valve. He plans to launch
pumpkins at a "punkin chunkin" event Thursday near Hays.

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Pumpkins are good for plenty of things: Baking, carving or decorating. They're also great for throwing, as in catapulting from whatever contraption might be devised for just that task.


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