November 1st, 2010 11:36 EST
Pumpkin Roll Causes Many Minor Injuries
"Hundreds of Ohio students rolled pumpkins down a hill in the wee hours Thursday morning as part of a tradition stretching back to 1969.
Students from Chagrin Falls High School`s junior and senior classes rolled their pumpkins down Grove Hill in Chagrin Falls, WEWS-TV, Cleveland, reported Thursday.
The event, which was first held by the Chagrin Falls class of 1969, was cut short after 45 minutes Thursday due to a large number of minor injuries, police said." UPI
This stupid tradition must come to an end for the sake of small critters who meet an untimely death at the hands of killer pumpkins. Nothing will ruin a squirrel`s day like an out-of-control pumpkin that flattens him like a pancake.
A large number of minor injuries were sustained by the idiots who participated in this annual tomfoolery. How were these injuries sustained, did the fools drop the pumpkins on their toes?
The city street department hates this tradition as much as I do; they have to clean up the mess.
Instead of wasting perfectly good pumpkins, the students should bake pumpkin pies and donate them to a homeless shelter.
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