A man paddled 38 miles down the Missouri River in a pumpkin

(CNN) — A Nebraska man paddled 38 miles down the Missouri River on Saturday in a “boat” made out of pumpkins to celebrate his 60th birthday and hope to set a Guinness World Record. Record.

Duane Hansen left the public cemetery in Bellevue, Nebraska, around 7:30 a.m. in the 846-pound pumpkin and arrived in Nebraska City after 6:30 p.m., according to the letter. on the City of Bellevue’s Facebook page.

Hansen asked Bellevue city officials to serve as witnesses for his record-setting attempt.

“They say if you work long enough you know everything and this morning was one of those days!,” a city representative said in a Facebook post.

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Guinness World Records said it will review an application and evidence to determine whether this pumpkin tour is a record-holder.

By Phil Davidson

The name SS Berta is written on the back of the pumpkin and the cupola is carved into the hull.

Hansen’s wife, family and friends will also be there to document the trip, the city’s post said, with some of them following him in a suitable boat during the trip. the pumpkin is a problem.

The first record for the longest trip in a pumpkin boat was 25.5 miles (41.038 km), set in 2018, according to the Guinness World Records website.

Guinness World Records spokeswoman Kylie Galloway told CNN that the organization has received Hansen’s request for the title and is awaiting evidence to review it.

“Throughout our application process, we provide the applicant with specific guidelines on what type of record should be maintained, in order to be eligible. These guidelines also outline the evidence that must be submitted. .confirms the success or failure of the record test,” Galloway said in an email.

Hansen lives in Syracuse, Nebraska, and “enjoys growing pumpkins, gourds and other vegetables as a hobby,” according to the city’s Facebook post.

Top photo: Phil Davidson

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