You might have a Halloween costume contest or pumpkin-carving contest where you work, but it's going to be tough to beat what the scientists at NASA's JPL Laboratory came up with this year.

This year marks the 9th year for the JPL contest. The pumpkin-carving contest takes place on everyone's lunch hour, so they can only carve the pumpkin during that time, but from the video they put out, there must be a LOT of prep work that occurs before the big day. I don't think it's so much a pumpkin-carving contest, as it is a science fair. And you know these people won all the science fairs they entered.

One of the two winners this year was the "Apollo Lunar Jack-o'-lander," which featured the Jack-O-Lander landing on a simulated moon via a pulley system with a smoke machine for effect and audio from the actual Apollo 11 moon landing. The other winning entry was a recreation of the scene in the "Lucy" TV show with Lucy and the chocolate factory conveyor belt. Classic. Check out the video from JPL:

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