NYC man smashes 31 pumpkins in 1 minute in Guinness record attempts

Guinness Record king Ashrita Furman is very happy with the results of two Halloween-themed record-breaking attempts of smashing 31 pumpkins and catching more than 40 pieces of caramel corn in his mouth in a minute. Furman, from the New York borough of Queens, literally "smashed" the first record, almost doubling the number of pumpkins obliterated in one minute using a hammer. Furman said he was happy with the results and said he got better as the attempt unfolded. Not wanting to waste the pumpkins, Furman said the scraps would be collected later and turned in pumpkin pies by a local chef.