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(MSNBC)   Thunderstorm, not common sense, halts lawn chair balloon flight   (msnbc.msn.com) divider line 16
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2012-07-15 04:21:10 AM  
pssshh lightning can't hit you if you're floating anyway
 
2012-07-15 04:22:16 AM  
"The interesting thing is, anybody can do this,"

i2.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-07-15 04:46:03 AM  
Oh plus one for subby on the headline alone!
 
2012-07-15 04:52:36 AM  
utterlycute.com

Couch-Lafta
 
2012-07-15 05:41:33 AM  
img827.imageshack.us
"It's all been done
It's all been done
It's all been done before"
 
2012-07-15 05:57:32 AM  
Good, my pool ticket for a crash an burn is for tomorrow.
 
2012-07-15 07:40:00 AM  

ransack.: pssshh lightning can't hit you if you're floating anyway


Yeah. But you can be slammed into the ground by a downdraft.

It's a pretty cool stunt.
 
2012-07-15 08:20:15 AM  
I would try this, only with a parachute. It would be fun to abandone your partner once you've reached altitude.
 
2012-07-15 08:48:16 AM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: [img827.imageshack.us image 320x194]
"It's all been done
It's all been done
It's all been done before"


The first guy did it in a lawn chair. These guys might have had a lawn chair tacked into that rig somewhere, but it's no lawn chair.
 
2012-07-15 08:49:10 AM  
That worked out better than I figured it would yesterday. I didn't think they would ever be seen again with all the thunderstorms around these parts.
 
2012-07-15 09:41:29 AM  
Wusses.
 
2012-07-15 03:54:41 PM  
What a colossal waste of helium. It is a non-renewable resource and it is needed for more important things than such frivolous endeavors.
 
2012-07-15 03:55:20 PM  

brianbankerus: Oh plus one for subby on the headline alone!


Thanks :)
/subby
 
2012-07-15 05:01:02 PM  
From TFA:
Lance Schliep, an appliance repairman, helped Couch with the latest design, made entirely from items bought at local hardware stores and junk from Couch's garage.

"It's about as redneck as you can get," Couch said.


Ya think?
 
2012-07-15 05:01:43 PM  

lack of warmth: I would try this, only with a parachute. It would be fun to abandone your partner once you've reached altitude.


They took parachutes with them.
 
2012-07-15 08:53:45 PM  

rengav: lack of warmth: I would try this, only with a parachute. It would be fun to abandone your partner once you've reached altitude.

They took parachutes with them.


It is the leaving the other guy suddenly that would be the fun part.
 
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