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Master Gardener Shatters World Record for Longest Boat Trip in a Pumpkin

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He wasn’t out of his gourd. He was in it.

Duane Hansen of Nebraska grew an 846-pound pumpkin, hollowed it out and on his 60th birthday paddled it 38 miles down the Missouri River to set a new Guinness World Record.

The master gardener first set his sights on the record after running into the previous record holder at a fruit-growing seminar in Oregon.

A friend accompanied Hansen in a separate boat in case of a mishap, but Hansen stayed upright and completed the trip in 11 hours. The previous record was 25 miles.

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“You’ve got to be on top of it the whole time—the whole time,” Hansen told News Channel Nebraska.

You can read more on the New York Post website.

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