A Cogno-Intellectual Theory: “The Perilous Whiteness of Pumpkins”

Complicated theories can add flavor to the cogno-intellectual discourse. This study adds pumpkin flavor: “The Perilous Whiteness of Pumpkins,” Lisa Jordan Powell and Elizabeth S.D. Engelhardt, GeoHumanities, vol. 1, no. 2, 2015. The authors, at the University of British Columbia, the University of the Fraser Valley, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, explain: “This […]

Testing pumpkin-carving knives on cadaver arms

The knifing of pumpkins, an innocent-seeming yet carefully planned act of mutilation, sometimes results (accidentally or otherwise) in sprays, bits and smatterings of human, as well as vegetable, gore. In such cases, blood –human blood – flows, drips and coagulates. A hands-on experiment, or rather, an experiment on hands, in 2004, tried to determine the […]

Hands-On Experiment: The Safety of Pumpkin Carving Tools

A hands-on experiment, or rather, an experiment on hands,tried to determine the safety of pumpkin carving tools. Details are in the study: “The Safety of Pumpkin Carving Tools,” Alexander M. Marcus, Jason K. Green, and Frederick W. Werner, Preventive Medicine, vol. 38, 2004, pp. 799–803. (Thanks to investigator Kurt Verkest for bringing this to our […]