Students Drop 400-Pound Pumpkin from High-Rise

Splat from "Monster Pumpkin Drop" measured at 85 feet wide

By Lauren Steussy
|  Monday, Oct 31, 2011  |  Updated 3:40 PM PDT
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UCSD's 37th annual monster pumpkin drop created quite the splat Monday.

UCSD's 37th annual monster pumpkin drop created quite the splat Monday.

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UCSD students dropped a gigantic 400 pound candy-filled pumpkin from the top of an eleven-story building on campus Monday.

When the pumpkin dropped from Tioga Hall on Muir College Campus, faculty and students measured the splat in an attempt to beat the school’s record of over 100 feet in 1995.

This year’s splat created an 85-foot wide splat, according to the La Jolla Light – not quite the record, but an impressive splat nevertheless.

The 37-year long tradition brings together residents in the building, who rushed over to the pumpkin’s remains Monday to pick up the candy and measure the splat.

They named the pumpkin"Dead Gorgeous."

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