World Record Pumpkin Throw by a Trebuchet
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Telomere
N 42° 55.188 W 071° 50.520
19T E 268045 N 4755827
Quick Description: The world-record holding trebuchet: Yankee Siege!
Location: New Hampshire, United States
Date Posted: 4/28/2009 4:09:09 PM
Waymark Code: WM69K0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
The annual "Punkin Chunkin" contest is held each fall in Delaware. The competition is divided into several classes, and the point is to fling a 10-inch pumpkin as far as possible using mechanical or human power. This machine, a trebuchet, (a slight improvement on a catapult) holds the 2008 world record in it's class, flinging a pumpkin 1,894.42 feet!

In the "off-season", it is on public display at it's home base in Greenfield, NH. The compound it occupies is a visual feast of medieval-theme fabrications and placements, some quite extreme in scale - see 'roadside attractions' waymark WM68V8 for full gallery of photos.

Each October, the owners conduct demonstrations of it's capabilities using a small fabricated castle on a hill as a target. For video of the world-record event, follow the link below. For a list of records at the 2008 competition, CLICK!

Date the Record Happened: 11/07/2008

Where did this record happen: Bridgeville, Delaware

Who Broke this record: The Yankee Siege team (Steve Seigars and associates)

Is there something to see here?: Yes

What is there to see here: The world record holding trebuchet on display, and in demo.

Website that Shows record happening or area now: [Web Link]

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