This is a tough time of year to be a pumpkin. Some people want to turn you into a latte spice. Others will make you into a pie. Then, there's the kids with knives who carve smiley faces in you. In Olathe, pumpkins are also in danger as they celebrate their annual Punkin Chunckin on October 24.

Punkin Chunkin Oct. 24, 2015, starting at 10:00 am. Haunted maze from Johns dark til 11:00 pm. Come by the Devires store for fresh produce while you're there!

Posted by Olathe Volunteer Fire Department on Friday, October 2, 2015

We are apparently not alone in our desire to destroy pumpkins as the Science Channel documented.