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Woman Critically Injured By Flying Debris During Annual 'Punkin Chunkin' Event — See The Scary Explosion!

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Punkin Chunkin brings together science and seasonal food competitions; but this year the fall festivities were marred by a tragic accident.

For those who haven't seen the annual televised event with their parents during the Thanksgiving holiday, the competition that began way back in 1986 has a simple premise: amateurs build their own cannons, catapults, and trebuchets to launch pumpkins. Best distance wins.

After previously airing on Discovery, the event was cancelled in 2014 and 2015 for insurance reasons after an ATV accident then resurrected this year to air on The Science Channel.

Photos: Fall Treats You Can Consume That Aren't Pumpkin Spice Flavored!

Sadly, it looks like insurance folks may have been right about the danger after all, as this year onlookers were shocked when one of the cannons partially exploded!

When it was fired, a large metal chunk — reportedly the size of a small car door — flew off the machine and

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It's Not Thanksgiving Without Punkin Chunkin!

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Forget the parade! Punkin Chunkin is America's newest Thanksgiving pastime!

It's time for the Discovery Channel's 2011 Punkin Chunkin competition! For those of you who have not been introduced to this amazing "sport," you should know Chunkin is an annual competition in which people use various mechanical devices — think giant slingshot-type contraptions — to toss pumpkins as far as they can.

In other words, it's 100% classy!

Watch the promo (above) and then watch the whole show with with your family Thanksgiving night at 8 p.m., on the Discovery and Science Channel!

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