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Old 29 October 2018, 04:31 PM
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Default Pumpkin boat paddled down River Ouse in York

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-eng...r-ouse-in-york

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A man has paddled down the River Ouse in a giant pumpkin boat.

Tom Pearcy, who works at York Maze, claims it is a world record for the largest pumpkin boat, weighing 619kg (1364lbs).

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Apparently the "record" is at least partly because nobody has actually thought to do this before and apply for a record, but that is one huge pumpkin...
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Old 29 October 2018, 07:22 PM
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I'm skeptical of his record claim in light of the fact that Windsor, NS has a pumpkin regatta every year: https://worldsbiggestpumpkins.com/
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Old 29 October 2018, 08:28 PM
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Yes, but they've apparently never got Guinness to validate any of their records (if any) so they don't count... maybe they should have thought of that!

(eta) https://worldsbiggestpumpkins.com/20...%20results.pdf

I mean, last year's winner will be kicking himself if this guy gets given a record - the heaviest pumpkin in Nova Scotia in 2017 was allegedly 1624 lbs (116 stone / 736 kg), so 260 lbs / 18+ stone / 118 kg heavier than the one in York. But that one wasn't made into a boat, so...

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Old 29 October 2018, 08:57 PM
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The idea of climbing into a slimy pumpkin makes me perfection happy to let others compete for this title.

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Old 29 October 2018, 11:17 PM
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They aren't slimy if you clean em out properly.
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Old 29 October 2018, 11:50 PM
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Also, the really big pumpkins are very dry compared to their smaller cousins.
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Old 30 October 2018, 03:19 PM
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IME, even dry pumpkins get slimy if you're rubbing the inside.

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Old 30 October 2018, 03:30 PM
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Confession time: How may people's minds went to the gutter when reading Seaboe's comment?
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Old 30 October 2018, 07:07 PM
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Clearly, not mine or I would have edited the comment!

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Old 30 October 2018, 08:39 PM
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I'm pretty sure that's just you, GenYus.
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Old 30 October 2018, 08:49 PM
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Fine! I'll be over here if anyone needs me.
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Old 30 October 2018, 09:12 PM
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I read GenYus' post before I read Seaboe's comment that it referred to. So my mind did go there, but it might just have been because GenYus had already planted the idea that Seaboe's post could be interpreted in an NFBSK way in my mind. I don't know if my mind would have gone to the gutter if GenYus hadn't already tainted my thoughts.
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