Watch out for flying pumpkins

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - October 19, 2012

And student designs were put to the test at a ballpark.

West Virginia high school and middle school students used their math and sciences skills to try to protect the gourds.

They designed protective coverings, kind of like pumpkin helmets.

The students were judged on how well their pumpkins fared when they were dropped.

South Charleston High School earned the "Grand Slam Pumpkin" award.

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