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  • Venezuela police scramble to squash pumpkin threat

    10/24/2005 10:25:00 PM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 4 replies · 258+ views
    Reuters, UK ^ | Oct 24, 2005 | Reuters
    Venezuela police scramble to squash pumpkin threat CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan security services scrambled on Monday to tackle a new threat on the streets of Caracas: Halloween-style pumpkins carrying messages of rebellion against President Hugo Chavez. Local media showed heavily armed police and bomb experts surrounding one orange squash with a Halloween face and covered with stickers; others sprouted cables and wires making authorities wary they could be home-made explosives
  • Beware of the pumpkins! Department of Energy blames Jack O'Lanterns for climate change

    10/30/2015 1:23:21 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/29/15
    The scariest thing you will come across this Halloween is a Jack O'Lantern, because they are having a huge effect on climate change. That's the message that has gone up on the Department of Energy's website this week, warning people to be wary of pumpkins on All Hallows Eve. According to the agency, 'millions of pounds of pumpkins have turned from seasonal decorations to trash destined for landfills, adding to more than 254 million tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) produced in the United States every year'. The site says that the waste then decomposes into methane, 'a harmful greenhouse...
  • Energy Department smashes pumpkins for causing climate change

    10/28/2015 7:11:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10/28/15 | Jennifer Pompi
    How scary are your jack-o'-lanterns? Scarier than you think, according to the Energy Department, which claims the holiday squash is responsible for unleashing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Most of the 1.3 billion pounds of pumpkins produced in the U.S. end up in the trash, says the Energy Department's website, becoming part of the "more than 254 million tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) produced in the United States every year."
  • Meet Donald Trumpkin: When Famous People Are "Pumpkin-ized"

    10/28/2015 11:05:58 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 4 replies ^ | October 28, 2015 | Breitbart News
    This article was originally posted by (CNN)–You can see Donald Trump’s face almost everywhere this campaign season. Here’s proof. Jeanette Paras painted a caricature of the GOP presidential candidate onto a larger-than-life pumpkin. The giant “Trumpkin,” as she calls him, weighs in at 374 pounds and took 10 hours to create.
  • Pumpkins found filled with cocaine (Canada)

    11/01/2013 5:43:10 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 13 replies
    KWCH News 12 ^ | 05:18 AM CDT Nov 01, 2013 | Kevin Conlon CNN
    Canadian officials seized three pumpkins from a passenger's bag at the airport. And boy were they stuffed, they say, with 2 kilograms (4.4 pounds) of cocaine. Border agency officers at the Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport found the pumpkins while searching the luggage of a female traveler, according to a news release.
  • Pumpkins may draw wildlife, state warns

    10/08/2013 3:41:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 30 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Staff | Herald/Review
    The Arizona Game and Fish Department is reminding residents to be aware that Halloween pumpkins, as well as fall decorations like gourds or squash, attract wildlife when displayed outdoors. “Javelina, coyotes, deer and even bears eat some of the vegetables that are part of traditional holiday displays,” said Regional Supervisor Raul Vega of Game and Fish in Tucson. “When displayed outdoors, they may attract wildlife to homes, potentially creating conflicts with people.” The department recommends that decorated pumpkins and cornucopias be displayed indoors, on window sills to be seen from outside if desired, and then discarded securely to help prevent...
  • Genetic Marker Tells Squash Domestication Story

    01/10/2002 5:23:02 AM PST · by blam · 2 replies · 483+ views
    Eureka Alert ^ | 01-07-2002 | Oris Sanjur
    Contact: Oris Sanjur 202-786-2094 x8824 Smithsonian Institution Genetic marker tells squash domestication story In the January 8 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), The Cucurbit Network and the University of Puerto Rico establish mitochondrial DNA analysis as a powerful tool for understanding relationships among flowering plants. A comparison of mtDNA from cultivated squash, pumpkins, gourds and their wild ancestors strongly supports hypotheses based on archeological and ethnobotanical evidence for six, independent domestication events in the New World. Even Oris Sanjur, who conducted the genetic analysis was "surprised by the resolution" ...
  • Couple Convicted In Pumpkin Patch Theft

    02/22/2012 7:27:43 AM PST · by CedarDave · 33 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | Wed, Feb 22, 2012 | Rory McClannahan / Mountain View Telegraph
    MORIARTY — Matthew Schindele and Lauren Medina had a nice romantic date at McCall’s Pumpkin Patch last October to walk through the haunted barn and corn maze. But that date didn’t really end until Tuesday in Torrance County Magistrate Court where the Albuquerque pair, both in their early 20s and University of New Mexico students, were found guilty of shoplifting an item worth $250 or less. The heist? Pumpkins no larger than a volleyball and worth no more than $5. “It’s not the dollar amount we’re talking about,” Magistrate Steve Jones said. “We’re talking about something you took without paying...
  • Vidoe of How to Carve a Jack-O-Lantern With A Glock Handgun

    11/02/2010 6:45:19 AM PDT · by Korah · 7 replies
    My son sent this to me in the email. He asked me if I thought they would let him punch out his ballot the same way. So I checked out the video and it's a guy carving a pumpkin with his pistol.Here is the link to the video Vidoe of How to Carve a Jack-O-Lantern With A Glock Handgun
  • Fun With Pumpkins

    10/19/2009 6:47:35 AM PDT · by sonrise57 · 15 replies · 1,298+ views
    October | sonrise57
  • Minnesota's cool summer means fewer pumpkins

    09/24/2009 6:24:37 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 27 replies · 1,390+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 9/24/09 | CAROLYN LANGE , Associated Press
    Pie makers and jack-o'-lantern carvers may want to nab a pumpkin while they can. A cool summer in Minnesota, and much of the Midwest, could result in fewer pumpkins for sale this fall at farmers' markets and retail outlets. "It was too cold of a summer. The heat wasn't there," said John Blonigen, who grew about an acre of pumpkins this year on his 6-acre vegetable farm near Paynesville. He sells to local retail outlets. Instead of the usual four to five pumpkins on a vine, he's seeing two to three. "I don't know if there's going to be enough...
  • Punkin Chunkin' World Championship Begins Today (Oct. 31, 2008)

    11/12/2008 10:03:24 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 6 replies · 404+ views
    Accurate Shooter ^ | October 31, 2008 | - Editor
        The 23rd Annual “World Championship of Punkin Chunkin” will be held Friday October 31st through Sunday, November 2nd, in Sussex County, Delaware. This hugely popular event draws 40,000-50,000 spectators each year. They gather to watch 100 or more amazing air cannons, catapults, trebuchets, giant slingshots, and other fantastic devices launch pumpkins into the air. In conjunction with the Punkin Chunkin Championship, there will be cooking contests, and the Charley Daniels Band will perform on the 31st. Proceeds from the annual event go to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, various other charities, and scholarships. We think the timing is perfect–this gives folks...
  • Exploding Pumpkins: Gourd, What A Mess

    10/10/2008 6:35:03 PM PDT · by BGHater · 19 replies · 1,782+ views
    NPR ^ | 10 Oct 2008 | Jenny Gold
    Armand Michaud was tending his pumpkin patch when he heard something eerie. "I heard like a pfffff, and I looked around, and I thought 'What the heck is that?'" he says. Then he saw a 2-foot crack in one of his giant pumpkins. "I could put my arm right up in it," he says. Michaud had just witnessed a bizarre phenomenon plaguing New England — exploding giant pumpkins. Each year, thousands of pumpkin growers compete to grow the biggest pumpkin the world has ever seen. Just last year, a world record was set by Joe Jutras of Rhode Island. His...
  • How to carve a John McCain & Sarah Palin Jack-O-Lantern for Halloween.

    10/05/2008 1:47:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 4,663+ views
    Jasmine's Gallery ^ | October 5, 2008 | Brandi Jasmine
    Another way to show your support for John McCain and Sarah Palin. Right-Click on the image, and select "Save Picture As" to download the graphic to your computer. Open the image in your graphics viewer program and print. Next, cut out the black sections with an x-acto knife. Put the resulting template on your pumpkin, and you can trace through the openings with a felt pen to put the pumpkin carving pattern on your pumpkin.
  • Three Viruses Threaten Watermelon, Squash, Pumpkins, Cucumbers And Now Green Beans

    04/24/2008 7:34:21 AM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 179+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 4-24-2008 | US Department of Agriculture
    Three Viruses Threaten Watermelon, Squash, Pumpkins, Cucumbers And Now Green BeansCucurbit Leaf Crumple Virus, a major problem of cucumbers, was found in green beans in Florida for the first time. (Credit: USDA) ScienceDaily (Apr. 20, 2008) — Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in Florida have made recommendations to help growers deal with several whitefly-transmitted viruses that threaten cucurbits and other crops in that state. In recent years, the number of whitefly-transmitted viruses in cucurbit fields, home to crops like cucumbers, squashes, pumpkins, melons and watermelons, has increased to almost epidemic proportions in Florida. Researchers led by plant pathologists Scott Adkins...
  • Pumped up at the fair: In Topsfield, jumbo-sized pumpkins crush world records [1689 POUNDS!!!]

    10/01/2007 3:31:07 PM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 10 replies · 401+ views
    Salem News ^ | Monday, October 1, 2007 | Cate Lecuyer
    Giant-pumpkin growers at the Topsfield Fair broke the world record this weekend for heaviest pumpkin - twice. For just a moment, Bill Rodonis, of Litchfield, N.H., held the title with a 1,566-pound pumpkin. Then Joe Jutras, of Scituate, R.I., crushed it with a pumpkin weighing 1,689 pounds. Both men beat last year's record of 1,502 pounds, but only Jutras will make it in the Guinness Book of Records. "To be that much over the world record from last year is incredible," Jutras said. He also received a $3,500 check for first place and he will probably make double that amount...
  • A Few of FR's Finest..Every Day..10-31-06..PUMPKIN PARADE: Halloween 2006

    10/31/2006 2:05:51 AM PST · by DollyCali · 189 replies · 1,672+ views
    DollyCali and all of the Finest AT the Finest | October 31, 2006 | DollyCali
    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...
  • His pumpkin blasters are a smash hit

    09/28/2005 5:54:44 PM PDT · by Shermy · 11 replies · 845+ views
    Manteca Bulletin ^ | September 28, 2005
    Ron Dell'Osso is the king of splat when it comes to pumpkins. Nearly 100,000 people will make a pilgrimage to his family's pumpkin patch during October starting Saturday. Sure, they enjoy the 40-acre corn maze as well as the numerous wholesome activities such as tricycle races and hay rides. And they probably will end up buying a pumpkin or two. But the real draw are 10 pumpkin blasters. The air-powered weapons of mass pumpkin destruction can hurl a miniature gourd at speeds in excess of 110 mph for upwards of 200 yards. The quarter-inch steel targets that shooters aim at...
  • Pumpkins for Bush

    10/31/2004 5:17:34 PM PST · by freeandfreezing · 7 replies · 337+ views
    Even the Pumpkins are voting for Bush in NH!
  • Will Sox, Stocks Tip Election Scales?

    10/26/2004 1:23:40 PM PDT · by The Loan Arranger · 16 replies · 521+ views
    ABC News ^ | October 26, 2004 | Michael S. James
    John Kerry's campaign insists the Democrat will keep cheering his hometown Boston Red Sox to World Series victory, curse or no curse. The curse of the Bambino? No, not THAT curse. Kerry is defying a folk legend — though one with a high error rate — that a World Series victory by an American League baseball team like the Red Sox forecasts GOP triumph on Election Day. "It's a new century, and John Kerry believes it's a fresh start," says Michael Meehan, a Kerry-Edwards campaign spokesman. "The Red Sox will win the World Series, and he'll win the White House."...