Our nomination - an unidentified woman in Montana used what she had at hand, a 14 inch zucchini, to keep a bear from pushing its way into her kitchen. (The following scene is a recreation, not an actual photo of the incident.)
Yes, it happened last week while we were selfishly going on and on about a ho-hum trip-of-a-lifetime to Paris when we should have been keeping you all informed of the latest developments in really good uses for overgrown squash. A thousand pardons. Read all the fascinating details and see a photo of the actual lifesaving zucchini here.