Pumpkin Drop 2011
On Friday, October 28th, the BU Physics Department held their seventh annual Pumpkin Drop. The ceremonies were led by Physics professor, Rob Carey. Forty-two pumpkins of all sizes were dropped from the roof of the Metcalf Science Center. Some were filled with vibrant paints, which splattered on to a canvas, while others contained flour, dry ice and more.
Halfway through the Pumpkin Drop, Carey announced the winners of the costume contest, with top prize going to a gorilla. One student also won a prize for guessing the weight of the largest (and last) pumpkin to be dropped, at 89 pounds. Despite the chilly weather, a big crowd came out to support this festive event and reaffirm its belief in the laws of gravity.