This page contains some links to a few ACME Catapult videos for your entertainment, and also many other web links that might interest you!
ACME Catapult Videos on YouTube
Tundra Cell Phone video: Here is the Motorola Tundra Cell Phone video. It was soooo cold that day, but we had fun strapping the phone to watermelons and hurling them into a cornfield.
Compilation Video: This is a three minute video I put together to highlight some of the events we have participated in. Hurling pumpkins for distance and targets, and throwing old appliances, etc. Hope you enjoy it!
Belgium Punkin Chuckin Contest: Here is a slide show of Bob and I at the Bikschote, Belgium Punkin Chuckin contest on Sept. 5th, 2010. It was a great experience and our European counterpart, ACME Catapult Europe won the event that day with a throw over 2100 feet! Pascal and his team have an amazing catapult.
Champaign-Urbana Punkin Chuckin Event: Wolfram|Alpha Explores the Science of Punkin’ Chuckin’. This is a great video done by one of the event sponsors, Wolfram/Alpha. The event was hosted by the Champaign Urbana Schools Foundation to raise money for their school system. It shows us hurling some of the 25 “sponsored” pumpkins at the city bus 900 feet away. We hit it dead on twice during the event, in spite of the gusting wind.
Morton Punkin Chuckin Music Video by Jina B:
Country Pumpkin Bash at Red Ridge Riding Stable:
Nekoosa WI Appliance Toss:
2005 Morton Illinois Punkin Chuckin Contest: ACME Catapult tosses appliances for the crowd at the 2005 Morton Illinois Punkin Chuckin Contest.
The Tonight Show starring Jay Leno: Featuring the Acme Catapult disguised as the Sears Catapult Team. Tossing out your old appliances!
ABC TV show “My Kind of Town”: Behind the scenes with ACME Catapult during the taping of the dryer toss for the ABC TV show “My Kind of Town”.
Events and places we’ve chunk’ed
- punkinchunkin.com – World Championship Punkin Chunkin, Nassau Delaware
- mortonpumpkinfestival.org – Morton Pumpkin Festival, Central Illinois
- morton-il.gov – Morton Tourism. Sponsor of Morton’s Punkin Chuckin Contest.
Punkin Chunkin related sites
- onager.net – Capt. Bob Carbo and his human powered onager
- howstuffworks.com – What Is Punkin Chunkin?
- wired.com – The Physics of Punkin Chunkin
- wikipedia.com – Pumpkin Chucking