Pumpkins -- they're great for pie, jack-o'-lanterns and, apparently, weapons of automotive destruction.

Charlie Bernstrom grew a 1,465-pound pumpkin, which won a prize at a local contest. What do you to top that accomplishment? Bernstrom decided to drop the gourd onto a beat-up minivan for everyone in Lancaster, Minn. to see.

Tickets were sold to try and win a chance to pull the cord that dropped the pumpkin from 80 feet in the air, with all the proceeds going to a local literacy charity. From the looks of it, it appears everyone had a "smashing" good time.

Bernstrom is already eyeing doing things bigger and better next year, saying he hopes to grow a pumpkin that weighs a robust 1,700 or 1,800 pounds.

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