Nebraska man, Duane Hansen celebrated his 60th birthday on the river, but not in a usual paddle boat.
He paddled 38 miles down the Missouri River in a hollowed-out, 846-pound pumpkin, hoping to set a Guinness World Record. The pumpkin had “SS Berta” written on the back and even included a cup holder carved, according to CNN.
According to the Guinness World Records, the previous record for the longest journey in a pumpkin boat was 25 miles, set in 2018. They have received Hansen’s application and are waiting to review it.
Hansen says he loves growing large pumpkins, gourds, and vegetables.
Story via David Williams with CNN