A Missouri man set a new Guinness World Record for the longest pumpkin rafting. A man swam 61 kilometers in a hollowed-out vegetable.
Steve Kueny of Lebanon spent almost 11 hours in his pumpkin boat on the Missouri River. He used only an oar to steer and propel the vegetable vessel. Kueny began his 60-mile journey in Kansas City, Kansas, at 7:30 a.m., followed by At 18.18 he reached the town of Napoleon, Missouri.
The man himself grew a pumpkin that weighed over half a ton. When it grew to be extremely large, he came up with the idea to make a boat out of it. He was accompanied by his friends in kayaks who made sure he reached the finish line unscathed.
“Tired but satisfied”
Man, swimming in a hollowed out pumpkin is not the safest thing, as such a boat is very tippy. As he said, he reached the finish line “cold, tired, but satisfied with the result”, and a specific smell accompanied him throughout the entire journey.
The previous record holder for the longest pumpkin rafting was Daune Hansen from Nebraska. Last August, he swam 60 km on his pumpkin weighing over 380 kg.
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