This week's question: A Nebraska power-plant worker recently celebrated his 60th birthday by sailing 38 miles down the Missouri River in a carved-out 846 lb. pumpkin from his garden. What would be a good name for this seaworthy vegetal vessel?
THE WINNER: "Gourdian Yacht"
Michael Rouse, Troy, Michigan
SECOND PLACE: "The Squashbuckler"
Hunter Burgan, Los Angeles, California
THIRD PLACE: "The Hollowqueen"
Wahib Hanna, Yuma, Arizona
Larry Rifkin, Glastonbury, Connecticut
Tim Farrell, Los Altos, California
Brent Haas, Longview, Texas
Cary Klafter, Petaluma, California
"The Man Overgourd"
Rick Torrence, The Village, Oklahoma
"Chairman of the Gourd"
Ken Kellam III, Dallas, Texas
Lidia Zidik, Reading, Pennsylvania
"The Husk Finn"
Judith Neulander, Beachwood, Ohio
Laurel Rose, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
"My Other Boat Is A Zucchini"
Kenneth Burgan, Grass Valley, California
Rebecca Burgan, Grass Valley, California
Bruce Northey, Shoreline, Washington
"Jumpin' Jack Cask"
David Yashar, Charlestown, Massachusetts