As is common during this time of the year, a few pumpkins are sacrificed for the name of science. :)
This activity at Chico State University demonstrated that, lo and behold, gravity still works, and not because the earth really sucks. The fun part of the whole thing is that they had people dressed up as famous scientists - Albert Einstein, Aristotle, Galileo Gallilei and Isaac Newton - to explain the physics of gravity to the audience.
The thing we go to to get students and the public understand basic physics. And those poor pumpkins!