Scoreboard damaged by flying pumpkin

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Pictured, damage caused by a cannon-fired pumpkin to the Titan Stadium scoreboard at Cal State Fullerton during the annual Pumpkin Launch, held Friday, Oct. 31. Photo by Christine Amarantus.
Pictured, damage caused by a cannon-fired pumpkin to the Titan Stadium scoreboard at Cal State Fullerton during the annual Pumpkin Launch, held Saturday, Oct. 31. Photo by Christine Amarantus.

A pumpkin shot from a pressurized air cannon dubbed “Pumpkin Lobber,” went through the Titan Stadium scoreboard, Saturday, Oct. 31, during the annual Pumpkin Launch hosted by Future Scientists and Engineers of America and Booz Allen Hamilton.

Cal State Fullerton student Bobby Malanga, 23, a biology major, and his roommate started building the air cannon last weekend.

“The goal was just to hit the target in front of us,” said Malanga. “We definitely did not want to hurt the scoreboard, that wasn’t our goal.”

Malanga stated an air pocket within the bottle jack used to raise and lower the cannon may have caused the shot to go high.

“When we pulled the valve down it allowed the bottle jack to close another two inches and hitched the cannon up an extra five degrees,” said Malanga.

Malanga joined the competition after seeing a flyer on campus.

“I thought it looked really cool and I wanted to be a part of it,” said Malanga.

Left, the cannon, "Pumpkin Lobber," shot a pumpkin into the Titan Stadium scoreboard, shown right. Photo by Christine Amarantus.
Left, the cannon, "Pumpkin Lobber," shot a pumpkin into the Titan Stadium scoreboard, shown right. Photo by Christine Amarantus.

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  • Jim

    And after Pumpkin lobber was DQ’d for safety reasons, the crowd went wild, chanting “Lobber! Lobber! Lobber!” multiple times. It was an awesome disply of raw power.

  • scotty

    Will the score board remain damaged as an example of engineering talent at CSUF? Will the score board be repaired at tax-payer expense, adding yet more waste to a bloated public university? Was there insurance on any of this? I cannot park on campus without a permit and proof of personal insurance just in case something happens.

    Or maybe this can be a project for Obama’s stimulus… putting Americans back to work… fixing stuff broken by college students!

  • Vasily Koudymov

    Maybe they can leave it as is, like the broken David statue, as a memento of the Pumpkin Launch…

  • Irony

    I love it. They’re smart enough to build an air cannon pumpkin launcher that can lob a pumpkin farther than anyone else, but not smart enough to figure out its true trajectory.

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