KEEN paddlers are using pumpkins weighing more than 200 pounds to race each other in a local regatta.
And there's certainly nothing more fruity than a water race using giant pumpkin as a boat.
The Kürbis Regatta at the annual Ludwigsburg Pumpkin Festival, in south-west Germany saw a host bloated specimens being paddled in front of a former royal palace.
Much of the fruit – and yes they are indeed fruit, botanically-speaking – weighed in at over 200lb before having all their flesh scooped out so that racers can fit inside.
But the festival also sees a more traditional contest where gardeners around Germany see if they can grow record-breaking pumpkins.
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