This Guy Paddled Down a River in a GIANT PUMPKIN!!! Set Unofficial World Record!

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Row row row your pumpkin, gently down the stream…

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This is Rick Swenson of Fergus Falls, Minnesota and he’s just set the (unofficial) World Record for Longest Distance Paddled in a PUMPKIN!!

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He paddled 25.6 miles along the Red River in this GIANT carved-out pumpkin that he’s been growing for SIX YEARS!! It weighs about 1,086 pounds!! 

It took him almost 14 HOURS to get from Grand Forks, North Dakota to Oslo, Minnesota!!

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He’s waiting to hear from Guinness Book of World Records to see if it will be an OFFICIAL record!!

Way to go, Rick!

images by Brad Dokken

Thanks, Ed

  • Helen Gircko

    Wow. This is a breakthrough in the water transport sector. Elegant looks … and it deserves not only to name of Word Record, but also monument…. in bronze, may be. And if to grow a pumpkin longer and longer, it can grow to the size of the boat or steamship … etc. Thank you, Pee-wee!

  • Amanda Dushan

    I hope Rick gets put in the Guinness Book of World Records!