A Nebraska man set a new world record after floating nearly 40 miles down the Missouri River in an 846-pound pumpkin

A Nebraska man celebrated his 60th birthday last week by floating down the Missouri River in an 846-pound pumpkin named 'Berta' — and likely settin...

August 30, 2022
4:44 AM

A Nebraska man celebrated his 60th birthday last week by floating down the Missouri River in an 846-pound pumpkin named 'Berta' — and likely setting a new world record in the process.Duane Hansen grew the giant gourd himself and set off on a 38-mile water journey on Thursday morning from Bellevue, Nebraska, to Nebraska City, Nebraska, in an effort to squash the previously-held 25-mile pumpkin paddle record.Hansen's nearly 40-mile odyssey, if officially verified by Guinness World Records, would cement him as the world record holder for "longest journey by pumpkin boat.

Erin Snodgrass