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.
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<p style=”text-align: center”>The <a href=”http://physics.bu.edu/”>Boston University Physics</a> department is hosting the 2009 Pumpkin Drop today at 1 PM outside of the Metcalf Science Center (590 Commonwealth Avenue). The department will be throwing approximately 30 pumpkins, filled with everything from powder to paint, off the Metcalf Science Center roof into the plaza. The event is free and open to the public. Click <a href=”http://www.bu.edu/today/campus-life/2008/01/17/smashing-pumpkins”>smashing-pumpkins</a> to see video of past pumpkin drops.</p>