“On Saturday morning in Nebraska, 60-year-old Duane Hansen set out at around 7:30 a.m. to paddle the Missouri River from Bellevue to Nebraska City, along the midwestern state’s eastern border with Iowa. But Hansen wasn’t completing the voyage using a typical vessel.” Man breaks world record for floating down a river in a pumpkin. (The Coast Gourd should hire this guy.)

+ An Ode to Pickle Juice.