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NASA scientists battle for best Halloween pumpkin with flying UFO and Pac-Man

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posted on Oct, 31 2016 @ 12:39 PM
Scientists have discovered that they have a sense of humor! Some of these Halloween Jack-O-Lanterns are very creative, I especially enjoyed the "Giant Meteor 2016" flaming pumpkin and "Abduction by Pumpkin" (poor cow). They were given just one hour to design their contest entries, but I suspect that they had more time to actually build/carve them.

Jet Propulsion Laboratory engineers held their sixth annual pumpkin carving contest, using light and mechanical twists to up their Halloween game
SOURCE -Watch NASA Pumpkins in Action
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Here’s a friendly reminder never to challenge an engineer to a pumpkin carving contest. The scientists at Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) took things to the next level in its sixth annual pumpkin carving contest on Thursday. Rather than crafting classic, grinning jack-o’-lanterns the engineers added some mechanical twists to their elaborate creations. A real passion for pumpkins: competitive growers and carvers live for their craft! There was a pumpkin turned spinning UFO, complete with a cow being pulled up by a beam of light. One team created a Pac-Man pumpkin, with a mouth that opened and closed. There was even a riff on the 2016 presidential election. One pumpkin celebrated JPL’s 80th birthday, which is on 31 October.

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posted on Oct, 31 2016 @ 12:43 PM
That squash roasting is very funny.

Those are really cool, thanks for sharing.

posted on Oct, 31 2016 @ 12:44 PM
HAHA nice, brilliant entrys. Happy engineers are good engineers!

Also im loving the Hillary and Trump'kin's

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posted on Oct, 31 2016 @ 12:46 PM
a reply to: seattlerat

All part of the NASA cover up and to distract us from the truth!

Why no Disclosure Pumpkin NASA? Huh? What are you hiding in your gourds?

posted on Oct, 31 2016 @ 12:49 PM
a reply to: seattlerat

Did the folk at NASA really carve and make them or was it the aliens they've got hidden at the super secret base on the moon?

I'm thinking aliens did it.

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