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Video: Western students drop 900-pound pumpkins from crane

On the whole, Nov. 1 — the day after Halloween — is a quiet, tame day.

Not for a group of Western University students, however.

At the 8th Annual Pumpkin Drop on Thursday, Western's Engineers Without Borders club rented a crane so they could watch three massive pumpkins plummet from the sky and onto University College Hill, a popular spot in the middle of campus.

The airborne objects ranged from 800 to 950 pounds.

There was also a "batting cage" set up, giving passerby a chance to relieve some stress by smashing smaller pumpkins with a baseball bat.

Proceeds from the event will go towards sending a pair of Western students overseas for summer work placements in order to help improve sustainability in villages located in third-world countries.

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