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November 10, 2022

Tuesday morning’s Omaha World-Herald contained a story about Duane Hansen, a Nebraska man who paddled a pumpkin 37.5 miles down the Missouri River and qualified for a spot in the Guiness Book of World Records. The previous record was 25.5 miles.

The Omaha paper reported Hansen rode a hollowed-out 846-pound pumpkin from Bellevue to Nebraska City. The trip took him 11.5 hours.

Now he wants to grow a pumpkin large enough that he and his daughter can ride down the river together.

I’ve ridden some strange things and seen some strange things used as a boat but I’ve never ridden a pumkin...

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