Celebrate Thanksgiving With ‘Punkin Chunkin’

Happy (almost) Thanksgiving! Things around the office are starting to feel a little quieter as we inch towards time with family, friends, and of course, Punkin Chunkin. Every year, pumpkin-launching enthusiasts gather in Delaware for the World Championship Punkin Chunkin competition. Hosted by Mythbusters’ Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara, Punkin Chunkin is part awesome science experiment and part genuine Americana, adding up to the biggest, loudest, greatest pumpkin hurling competition…

Science Prepares a Feast of Premieres Thanksgiving Week

Normally we don’t like to encourage gluttony; however, in the case of Science Channel, you can never have enough — especially with a week full of premieres and time off from work (hopefully) for the Thanksgiving holiday. For starters, tune in tonight, November 20, at 8pm ET/PT for the Science network debut of Fringe — J.J. Abrams’ science-fact thriller that blurs the line between the possible and impossible. Dr. Michio…

Get Ready to Hurl with Discovery & Science on Thanksgiving

Pumpkins become projectiles once again with the return of Punkin Chunkin, the annual special that has become a Thanksgiving tradition on Discovery Channel and Science. For the unfamiliar, Punkin Chunkin is a yearly extravaganza where teams (and more than 30,000 fans) gather in a Delaware cornfield to see whose homemade contraption can propel a pumpkin the farthest. This year’s event takes viewers behind the firing line, getting up close and…

Spend Your Thanksgiving Holiday with Your Favorite Discovery Network Shows

As you prepare to hit the road, brave the airports or host family and friends this Thanksgiving, not enough can be said for the need to de-stress and relax. Whether in a tryptophan-induced haze or not, Discovery’s networks are serving up a generous portion of marathons over the next several days that will have you coming back for seconds. Check out the line-up below and, most of all, have a…

This Thanksgiving, We’re Gonna Hurl…Pumpkins

Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, food and, in the case of Discovery Channel and Science Channel, high-flying pumpkins and splat-filled feats of engineering and science. Following the 2010 World Punkin Chunkin Championship, Punkin Chunkin explores every angle of the intense competition from growing special, aerodynamic pumpkins and determining the perfect pumpkin’s mass to the mechanics of the air cannon and the physics of catapults. Is this a small,…

TLC Lends Its Support to Feeding America

Here’s some food for the soul. TLC announced this week that it will harness the popularity of its food- and family-focused programming to help leading domestic hunger-relief charity Feeding America fight hunger in the U.S. Along with other promotional efforts, TLC will create PSAs for Feeding America featuring TLC stars, including Cake Boss Buddy Valastro and Kate Gosselin and her adorable eight, in order to increase awareness about hunger issues…