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Thread #172981   Message #4201019
Posted By: Sandra in Sydney
15-Apr-24 - 06:32 PM
Thread Name: BS: GOOD news
Subject: RE: BS: GOOD news
Giant pumpkin paddler Adam quite possibly the first person to float in one down Tumut River (Australia) The biggest pumpkin grown in Australia this year has been given a second life as an intrepid commodore paddled it down river over the weekend.

Adam Farquharson spotted an opportunity for hijinks after his friend Mark Peacock grew a Royal Easter Show blue ribbon-awarded monster pumpkin.

The 407-kilogram gourd named Tormund, after Game of Thrones character Tormund Giantsbane, was the biggest pumpkin awarded in any show across the nation in 2024, according to Mr Peacock.

A former commodore of the Tumut Canoe Club, Mr Farquharson said he had attempted to grow giant pumpkins big enough to paddle in previous years but that turned out to be an "abject and hilarious failure".

"It grew to about the size of a softball, rotted off and died," he said.

Inspired by Popeye, he completed the one-mile trip in the hollowed-out "slimy" gourd christened Cinderella on Saturday, sporting a sailor hat and pipe. (check out the pictures!!)