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Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Cluster Ballooning
image Cluster Ballooning is air travel achieved by means of tying numerous helium balloons to yourself. I knew about Larry Walters' famous 1982 cluster balloon flight in which he took off from the LA area on a lawn chair tied to helium balloons, so I knew it was possible to do. But I didn't think that people did this regularly as a sport. Apparently they do. It actually looks like fun (the site has some great pictures).
Categories: Sports
Posted by The Curator on Sun Dec 05, 2004
Comments (1)
We just did it as an activity for a corporate group. Their challenge was to fill enough helium party balloons to carry a person over a ten foot obstacle. We even made a video of it. It was pretty amazing. You can watch it here:

http://humanbeingcurious.com/page16/page16.html
Posted by Jim  in  Texas  on  Thu Feb 16, 2006  at  12:30 PM
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