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.
“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.