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There's no great morality play here, no inspirational message, no good reason to watch other than the fact that it's just really, really cool.

This is what happens when an 1,169-pound pumpkin (this year's state record) is dropped from a 175-foot-high crane onto a Pontiac 6000 — which is what happened recently at Pleasant Grove's Hee Haw Farms.

The Tribune's Francisco Kjolseth captured the action on video. If you need a smile on your Monday, look no further.

Kjolseth reports the pumpkin — grown by Matt McConkie of Mountain Green — reached a speed of 67 mph in its 3.1-second journey to its oblivion.