Potato launching

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PHOENIX -- Breaking a record can be fun, especially if the record has to do with potato launching.

A group of kids from Fountain Hills High School is trying to do just that, but there's a lot more to launching potatoes than you might think. It involves engineering, technology and physics.

The team gave Scott Pasmore and Tara Hitchcock a demo.

There will be three preliminary trials -- 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. April 29, May 6 and May 13 behind the Fountain Hills High School gym. Qualifiers must match the record of eight potatoes launched in three minutes.