• Oct 22, 2010
Airbag: 1, Pumpkin: 0 – Click above to watch video after the jump

There are plenty of reasons to love Fall. Perfect driving weather, turning leaves, a host of excellent holidays and, of course, pumpkin carving all help to make the passing of Summer all the less painful. But what happens when you get bored with cutting scary faces into unsuspecting gourds? What then? With a little engineering ingenuity and sense of reckless abandon, you could always subject your pumpkins to the destructive force of, say, an airbag from a 1995 Ford Escort.

Hey, some people juggle geese.

Between the rapid expansion of gasses into a synthetic bag and the always hilarious popping properties of pumpkins, you're all but guaranteed instant YouTube success. Just remember not to try this kind of shenanigans at home. Or, if you do decide to make your own airbag vs. pumpkin video, don't tell the authorities where you got the idea. Deal? Hit the jump to check a duo of pumpkin popping videos. Thanks for the tip, Coop!

[Source: YouTube]





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      • 4 Years Ago
      Awesome! Anyone who has gotten road rash from an airbag knows how violent they are when they go boom.

      I think about those "wrist drivers" I see on the freeway, you know the ones with their ridiculous limp wrist at 12-o'clock on the steering wheel. A guy I know who drives like this got in a low speed accident on the freeway during traffic. He rear-ended a guy who rear-ended someone and the impact was hard enough to fracture his arm and according to his doctor, when his arm hit the roof of the car from the force of the airbag, it further fractured the arm in several places.

      Ouch.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I always wonder what happens to the passengers who sit with their feet on the dash.

        Probably similar to what happens to people with their leg out the window: see "Death Proof" for details.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Ouch indeed. That's why I keep my hands off the wheel and steer with my knees instead.
        • 4 Years Ago
        That sounds like a way the doctor devised to give the injured person a way to sue the car manufacturer.

        You really want me to believe the doctor hypothesized that the arm fractured more because of the airbag and not the massive hit that fractured it in the first place?
      • 4 Years Ago
      should put pumpkins ON the airbags and launch them. that'd be cooler.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I wonder if there is a way to compile a list of the number of lives saved by airbags vs. the number of people they've killed.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Videos were short and too the point. A pleasant surprise compared to the usual Youtube video where you have 8 minutes drunken, shaky cam followed by 30 seconds of actual content.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Some people are really bored with their lives..
      • 4 Years Ago
      I thought airbags were kind of expensive. Obviously, these are first generation bags, and came out of a junkyard, but even so, I would have thought very expensive.
      • 4 Years Ago
      wow, the pumkins will retaliate one day. we carve them up, eat them, launch them bake them and needlessly blow em up. when that happens, its a bad day to be a vegitarian
      • 4 Years Ago
      Awesome Firefly reference. RIP Wash.