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    This is brilliant!

    Trick-or-treat! A perfect delivery system!
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    Re: This is brilliant!

    That makes our candy-chute look positively lame!! (Consisting of a piece of PVC pipe, decorated by the girls, and tied with wire-ties to the railing.)

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    Re: This is brilliant!

    The high school science teacher here has the kids build an egg catapult every year for a project. I still have my middle son's sitting out back, it has a frame
    and arm welded together from rebar and scrap and is powered by a hood hinge spring.

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    Re: This is brilliant!

    I took the low tech approach last Friday, put a smallhandful into bags, made up 100 of them. Put them in a box and told the kids take a bag. Had about 6-7 left by the end of the eveningso a bigger turnout that I thought it might be, all things considered.


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    Re: This is brilliant!

    we had two kids - and one was a neighbour we texted to come over. Mind you in a good year we get less than 20
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    Re: This is brilliant!

    I'm in a transitioning suburb, been here near 30 years and the folks that were here with kids when I moved in are all moving out and new young families moving in so the last 2-3 years lots more young kids. And I had a couple parents say they specifically stop by my place since I'm candy generous...

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    Re: This is brilliant!

    Since moving to our present home in 1982, we've never had even one trick or treater. In our earlier other house, we had many.

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    Re: This is brilliant!

    Quote Originally Posted by waltesefalcon View Post
    The high school science teacher here has the kids build an egg catapult every year for a project. I still have my middle son's sitting out back, it has a frame
    and arm welded together from rebar and scrap and is powered by a hood hinge spring.
    Must have taken some engineering to find the balance between effective egg launching with the egg intact and the point where the sudden acceleration destroys the egg on launch!
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    Re: This is brilliant!

    Yea, can't have it come apart before reaching that car driving by....

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