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"And the cursed pumpkin rose up from the earth, carried to the sky by the spirits of All Hallows' Eve." Or in other words, Andy put a superconductor in a pumpkin and levitated it on a magnetic track.
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Happy Halloween! To celebrate this year we thought we’d have some fun with a pumpkin and superconductor. Inspired by this previous video (http://youtu.be/zPqEEZa2Gis), Andy took to the prep room to imbue a cheerful pumpkin with the eerie powers of superconductor levitation.

Watch last year’s explosive pumpkin exploits here: http://youtu.be/jPrjBJt02ek

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