Man is out of his gourd - for now

The Globe interviews a Revere man who has what is now a 500-lb. pumpkin that he plans to hollow out and use to paddle across Boston Harbor, from Jeffries Point in East Boston to the Fish Pier in South Boston.



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I don't want to ...

... squash anyone's hopes, but the fruit of this harvest seems likely to lead to more than one reaping.

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There is nothing I do not

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There is nothing I do not like about that plan. That is a man who knows his way around a shenanigan.

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And maybe a PFD and handheld radio.

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They have a festival in

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They have a festival in Damariscotta, Maine devoted to this exact thing. Hilarious, but the pumpkins are actually pretty buoyant if they're hollowed out a certain way. The people crawl inside them and start paddling away!

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