Nebraska Man Sets World Record Floating Down the Missouri in What?!?
There are quirky stories that you simply cannot love. One recently that caught my eye was a Colorado man rolling a peanut up to the top of Pikes Peak with his nose.
This week, the news is out of nearby Nebraska where one man saw a challenge, and took it head-on.
Reports are that Duane Hansen was inspired to float down the Missouri River while on a trip to Ohio, but that isn't the real story. The real story is that Hansen planned to do so while inside of a hollowed-out pumpkin, that HE GREW.
Dubbed the "SS Berta" by Hansen, he took off on his 60th birthday on the maiden (and possible final) voyage of the 846-pound pumpkin and ended up setting a Guinness World Record in the process.
Not only was Hansen celebrating his birthday that day, but by sundown, he was celebrating a feat that can surely be seen as unique. He ended up making it a staggering 38.5 miles in the pumpkin, setting a record.
Hansen made it from Bellvue, Nebraska all the way down to Nebraska City on his record-breaking journey. To see photos and get the whole story, visit the original article here.
You can also see the video and story from News Channel Nebraska here:
Now all that's left is to hear of the fate of the SS Berta, and who may be crazy enough to challenge Hansen for pumpkin superiority on the high seas.
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