Man in giant pumpkin paddles 38 miles to set world record
13 September 2022 | 5:47 am
Nebraska resident Duane Hansen spent years growing in his garden the 846-pound (384 kg) pumpkin he named 'Berta' to set a record for riding 38 miles (61 km) it down river.
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