Carve Up Some Science With a Physics-Themed Pumpkin Creation

Let’s face it once and for all this Halloween: toothy grins and pointy eyes are passé. If you really want your pumpkin lantern to stand out, we recommend spicing things up with a healthy dose of physics. Read More >>

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How to Carve Your Halloween Pumpkin in Less Than 30 Seconds

Halloween can be a hectic time what with getting a costume ready, buying sweets, and then re-buying sweets because you ate it all before the 31st. But you can save yourself quite a bit of time when it comes to carving a pumpkin if you can get your hands on a multi-thousand pound waterjet machine. Read More >>

Lazy Modern People Can Have Pre-Carved Pumpkins Delivered

People lazy enough to have all their food delivered still vaguely warm and ready to cram into their mouths in gaps between heaving sobs may now skip another tedious part of modern life, as food-bringer Deliveroo is to sell a small number of ready-carved pumpkins – helping people who can't be bothered to at least look like they were, at some point in the recent past, a little bit bothered. Read More >>

NASA’s Killer Pumpkin-Carving Skills Are a Cut Above the Rest

Every Halloween, the folks at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory put everyone else’s jack-o’-lantern game to shame with some heavily engineered pumpkins. This year brought some of the nerdiest entries in the contest’s history. Read More >>

NASA Rocket Scientists Carve the Most Incredible Pumpkins 

Here’s the thing about NASA’s rocket scientists: They’re smart. And maybe a little weird. When you get literal rocket scientists to channel their energy into something silly like a pumpkin carving contest, the results are bound to be incredible. Read More >>

“Pumpkin Crisis” Could be Solved by Turnips

A disastrous UK pumpkin harvest brought about by a soggy August that literally rotted the poor things away in fields could cause shortages of the carve-it-yourself vegetable this year, but it's OK. Naturalists suggest unusually large turnips might make a good alternative. Read More >>

Jaw Dropping Proof That NASA Rocket Scientists Carve the Best Pumpkins

The internet's chock full of wonderful ways to carve a Halloween pumpkin every year, but few can hold a glowing candle to what the scientists, engineers, and researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab come up with. Every year the lab holds a pumpkin carving competition and the results, and the carving techniques, are exactly what you'd expect from the geniuses who landed the rovers on Mars. Read More >>

How Much Would a Pumpkin the Size Of Your House Weigh?

The wonderful world of genetic engineering has given us gargantuan pumpkins the size of compact cars. But don't think it's going to stop there. In addition to spreading Halloween cheer and giving local evening news something to cover, giant pumpkins could eventually be grown to the size of a house and used as a cheap and temporary place for someone to live. Read More >>

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Blowing Up Pumpkins with C4 and Detonating Cords Seems Way More Fun

What do you call the Halloween equivalent of being a Christmas Grinch? Because whatever it is, that's what I am now. Gone are the happy days of trick or treating and dressing up in clever costumes and getting the brain blitzed to an unrecognisable shade of matter and carving intricate pumpkins and so on, instead all I want to do is blow up pumpkins like our friends at Rated RR. He used C4 and det cord to create explosions better than any Halloween party. [Rated RR] Read More >>

How to Make DIY Flaming Pumpkins for Halloween

Everybody knows that everything is much more impressive when you add fire to it. Especially Halloween decorations. If you want to add some burning heat to your Haunted House and/or burn some costumes off, watch this video that shows you how to make a flaming pumpkin. It's really easy. Like shockingly easy. [YouTube via Neatorama] Read More >>

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I Want to Meet These Amazing Pumpkin Carvers

Marc Evan and Chris Soria are amazing artists who can do more with a pumpkin than you can with a pen and paper and/or photoshop. In The Pumpkin Maestro, a short documentary about the duo by Tumblr Storyboard, you get to see what influences and motivates their work and the unique tools they use to carve pumpkins. Read More >>

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How to Build Your Very Own Flamethrower Jack-O’-Lantern

This time of year, there's no shortage of insane and awesome Jack-O'-Lanterns this time of year, but this is the first we've seen that shoots fire out of its mouth via a remote controlled flame thrower. Instructables user randofo has a guide on how to make your own. Read More >>

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Watch Pumpkins Getting Smashed (and Unsmashed) in Super Slow-Motion

Sure, it was an angst-ish band some decades back, but have you ever actually smashed a pumpkin? What about watching them get shattered to bits and put back together at 1000fps? No? Well it's the Great Pumpkin Smashing, Charlie Brown! Happy early Halloween. [DevinSuperTramp] Read More >>

The World’s Largest Pumpkin Carving is Also the Most Impressive

When you carve your creation this Halloween, try and keep it simple. Because no matter how good you are at carving, shaving and hollowing, you won't be able to match this epically designed pumpkin carving. Demons, ghouls, zombies, guts—all artistically sculpted from this 537-kilo pumpkin. Read More >>