Let's say Halloween is over, but you've still got a perfectly healthy pumpkin sitting on your porch. If you're ready to move on from the October spirit, some rubber bands might be able to help you find a unique way to split.
People who work in the rubber industry understand the power of the humble rubber band, as this video from Youtuber MattyBVlogs shows. If you want to just cut to the magic, skip forward to about the 3-minute mark.
The setup is simple, though: Protective glasses, a pumpkin and a few hundred rubber bands.
Try to keep the pumpkin in once place, since it could pop apart at any point with enough pressure, and just stretch rubber bands around it until it bursts like a late-autumn confetti cannon.
As a bonus, the bands usually seem to cut a pretty clean line, leaving you with both a pumpkin cap and a squash full of seeds that can be then roasted and eaten. Just be sure to find all the rubber bands before putting anything in the oven.
Kyle Brown is a reporter for Rubber & Plastics News who watched a lot of Mr. Wizard and Bill Nye while growing up. Follow him on Twitter at @kbrownRPN.