There's maybe one thing the citizens of Earth love more than the festive activities and gentle winds that betide sweater weather, and that's stuff getting smashed by other stuff. A group of brilliant Canadian fundraisers exploited the wholesome impulse that forces us to drink pumpkin spice lattes every fall and the less wholesome but equally understandable impulse to watch things ritually destroyed when they used an absurdly huge pumpkin to smash a car for charity on Sunday.
Almost 2,000 onlookers watched three pumpkins fall from 120 feet in the middle of a field in Saskatoon, which is a city in Canada and a fun word to say. Operation Pumpkin Drop (also fun to say!) was put on by the Honourable Order of the Blue Goose International (they really know how to name things up north), an insurance industry fraternity. All in all, the event raised $9,000 for the Saskatoon Fire Fighters Pediatric Fund, which puts on programs for children diagnosed with cancer.