In early October, a man from Lebanon, Missouri set out to break the Guinness world record for the longest journey by pumpkin boat. Steve Kueny went 38 miles on the Missouri River in about 11 hours. His boat was a giant 1,208-pound pumpkin called Huckle Berry, and his journey started in Kansas City and ended in Napoleon. The boat ride started at 7:30 a.m. and ended at 6:18 p.m.
Paddling With a Pumpkin Boat
If everything checks out, Steve Kueny will beat the previous record set by Duane Hansen in 2022. Hansen paddled over 37 miles in 2022, and after a lot of planning, Kueny did one mile more. He was not alone on the river, though. Paddle KC Padding Club boats were going along with him to make sure he was safe while doing something so silly. They also helped him keep track of his progress on the river.
There is footage of Kueny’s boat ride. On it, he is sitting inside his pumpkin boat, holding a paddle and wearing an American flag vest with a bucket hat. He started planning for his record attempt in February, and now that he is done, Kueny has to give all evidence, like GPS data and witness testimonies, to the Guinness World Records organization for verification.
The Verification Process
The guys at the Guinness Records Management Team confirm the success of record attempts by checking if the evidence is enough to show that a new record was set. A Guinness World Records spokesperson confirmed they got the application for the recent longest journey by pumpkin boat attempt. After they get the evidence they have to review it, and it can take anywhere from 12 to 15 weeks to get everything checked out.
Once Kueny gives all his evidence, Guinness will check if he did actually beat Hansen’s record of 37.5 miles. Hansen rode his 846-pound pumpkin on the Missouri River, and the one who had the record before him was Rick Swenson, who held the record after a 25.5-mile journey in 2018.
Sometimes, people have a unique birthmark they’re born with, and it never goes away. It makes a person unique, and those marks can be quite beautiful. But most of the time, they’re just some random shape, nothing geometric or anything of the sort. However, there are those times when someone is born with a perfectly-shaped mark, which stuns everyone!
Baby With a Lovely Birthmark
Sometimes, something extraordinary happens that looks like a random coincidence. In the case of baby Jorgia Welch, when she was born, she put a smile on everyone’s faces and warmed the hearts of her parents and nurses. She was born with a perfect red heart on her tummy! That was her mark and it has not gone away, as doctors predicted. What makes the event even sweeter is that she was born in February – the love month! Now, is that extraordinary or what?
The Parents’ Excitement
Little Jorgia’s mark made her parents feel so special, and they were especially astounded that she was born in the love month and her mark was a perfect heart shape! The 37-year-old mom from Staffordshire was the first to notice the little red mark shaped just like a heart, and it stunned her pediatricians and all the midwives taking care of her. Her mother loves it so much that she wants to get a tattoo of the same mark in the same place!
Any Belief in Numerology?
Baby Jorgia was born in February – the 22nd, to be exact! That means her full birth date reads 22-2-22, and that’s just as amazing as her little heart-shaped birthmark! And if you believe in numerology, the number two is a symbol of power and super feminine force, according to an online numerology site. It’s a cooperative number meant to bring relationships together.
Whether you believe in numerology or extraordinary coincidences and the power of love doesn’t matter. What matters is that people like Jorgia, who might have been born with a perfect birthmark, will be unique and carry it, sometimes, for the rest of their lives!