It's been done with watermelons, so we decided to do it with pumpkins.  How many rubber bands would it take to cut a pumpkin in half?  32?  50?  106?

We had no idea so we gave it a try.  Using size 32 rubber bands, whatever that means, we placed them one after another around the pumpkin and we have to admit there was a point where we wondered whether it was going to work it all.

And if it did work would the pumpkin explode?  That 's why we taped up the walls with plastic sheeting, just in case.  See what happened.