The Great Pumpkin Shortage may have you grumbling over the price of mashed gourd this Thanksgiving, but if it weren’t for our distant ancestors, America’s favorite nutmeg latte scapegoat wouldn’t even exist.
Put a man on the Moon? Sure. Establish a continuously orbiting zero-gravity laboratory? Easy. Parachute a rover onto Mars? Ain't no thang. Okay, fine NASA, but can you carve a pumpkin?
We all carve pumpkins these days. But not many (none?) get to the level of detail and perfection as Marc Evan, from Maniac Pumpkin Carvers, who in this time-lapse video turns an illustration by artist Tara McPherson into a low relief sculpture on a pumpkin. Beautiful final result.
Attention overly ambitious pumpkin carvers of the Internet: Can you top this ceratopsid? No. No you cannot.
Or is it the only video game gourd ever conceived? Neither here nor there. Either way: it's excellent (it's mother-flipping Pumpktris, for crying out loud); it's fully operational (thanks to a handy dandy peduncle-turned-joystick); and it was born out of a daydream. Explains Nathan, its creator:
I want to see a pumpkin keg at every Halloween party this month. Seriously, it's the most festive, tastiest way to spice up the alcohol. Here's how to make one.
This record-setting, 1,487-pound pumpkin is the product of one Ken Desrosiers of Broad Brook, Connecticut and, as you can see, grew to that size in just two and a half months.
Here's another incredible cyborg pumpkin to inspire your Halloween envy. A Doctor Who fan spent seven hours crafting a Dalek O'Lantern that will have the neighbors hiding behind the couch. And it's just as impressive with the lights on.
Today, reader Jason Lindquist spotted these two at a local shop in Roseville, MN. The Force is not that strong in these pumpkins. Perhaps I can find new ways to motivate the carvers the next time. [Thanks, Jason]
It's almost Halloween again, and for those of you who have yet to try your hand at carving a badass pumpkin, check out Make Zine's video of a self-proclaimed "scariest pumpkin ever"—a simple looking pumpkin with not-so-simple insides. Looking at the project, it's apparent that aesthetics are not what is shocking…
The specific story varies, but as legend has it, the original Jack-o'-Lantern came about as a punishment after a crafty gent named Jack played a trick on the Devil. We don't know if TiVo was trapped after their similar stunt, giving man a way to skip past pesky commercials before advertisers sealed the company's soul…
Halloween's getting closer, and you know what that means: novelty pumpkin carving! The Joy of Tech has provided a nice little template of Steve Jobs' face so you can have your own little Steve head in your front lawn this October 31st. Ryan from Seattle did an admirable job with the instructions, but even with Apple's…
I have an allergy to all gimmicky USB things, but these USB Halloween Pumpkin LED lights are actually cubicle-worthy, especially seeing how they all look with the lights off. Unfortunately, the $13 8-pumpkin lights package has some problems. Why not use normal electric plugs? Why waste all that energy when the lights…
Do pumpkins and apples mix? Yup, just like peas and carrots. Hmmm...maybe an analogy not involving fruits vs. veggies would have been more effective. [ipumpkin]
Here's a festive pumpkin computer to scare away the dorks this Halloween. The pumpkin modification started by hollowing out and drying the squash for the night. The next day, fans were stuck into the eyes with the grills screwed directly into the flesh. A Latitude D410 motherboard was then attached to a clipboard…
Being that it is currently All Hallows Eve, a night on which the demons and ghosties come out of their uneasy graves to destroy the souls of the living, we decided to get a jump on those selfsame ghosties and destroy our own souls with JustBorn Peeps Pumpkin DelighFills.