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Man Attempts to cross Atlantic with Hundreds of Helium Balloons

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CARIBOU, Maine — Hundreds of multicolored balloons used Thursday to launch a balloonist for a trans-Atlantic crossing look like a page taken from the script of the movie “Up.”

Instead of using a conventional hot-air balloon, Jonathan Trappe lifted off using more than 300 helium-filled balloons, like those used in adventure in the Disney-Pixar movie.

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Trappe’s goal is to float across the ocean.


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Thrilling Video of Takeoff


No way this guy makes it. He could go down anywhere. He hits the top of a gusty storm and BOOM - he's in the North Pole.

A flock of birds and BOOM - he's in the ocean.

Best of luck to him, I guess.

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re: Man Attempts to cross Atlantic with Hundreds of Helium Balloons
shittiest liftoff countdown ever


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Volvagia
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The basket is a boat.


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J Murdah
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In Future News: A Maine man has drowned trying to cross the Atlantic with baloons.


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ForeverLSU02
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Who is going to rescue him when his balloons pop?

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Kevin


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ForeverLSU02
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Who is going to rescue him when his balloons pop?

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Kevin


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CuseTiger
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more than 300 helium-filled balloons


Damn expensive and a waste of helium. Should've flown for that price


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re: Man Attempts to cross Atlantic with Hundreds of Helium Balloons
I hope he has a spare tank or 2 of helium and spare balloons


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Weebie
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re: Man Attempts to cross Atlantic with Hundreds of Helium Balloons
Is this even possible to do? Seems like a 99% chance of failure/death.

I mean I could see it possible if he wanted to cross over the Ponchatrain while being followed by boats or something, but the Atlantic???


ChineseBandit66
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re: Man Attempts to cross Atlantic with Hundreds of Helium Balloons
This is what Darwin was talking about.


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Wind currents could bring him to northern Africa or Norway.


That sure makes it difficult to know how to pack your suitcase.


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re: Man Attempts to cross Atlantic with Hundreds of Helium Balloons

fricking Moron.


Edearl Watson
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Fat and Happy
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re: Man Attempts to cross Atlantic with Hundreds of Helium Balloons
Why do something that you will get absolutely nothing for accomplishing. That is stupid


Blind Boy Grunt
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re: Man Attempts to cross Atlantic with Hundreds of Helium Balloons
"Because it's there."


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Puffoluffagus
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re: Man Attempts to cross Atlantic with Hundreds of Helium Balloons
I thought he was gonna do it in one go. Apparently not, he's stopped in Newfoundland for the night. Lame.


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re: Man Attempts to cross Atlantic with Hundreds of Helium Balloons
Dude knows he has no chance. He is an attention whore and looks like a tool.


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re: Man Attempts to cross Atlantic with Hundreds of Helium Balloons
He had to land in New Foundland 350 miles into his trip.

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the cluster balloon was never able to achieve a stable altitude and developed a yo-yo effect – rapid descents with the aircraft hitting the surface of the water, followed by rapid ascents to altitudes as high as 21,000ft or more.


StraightCashHomey21
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re: Man Attempts to cross Atlantic with Hundreds of Helium Balloons
white people

dude is just asking to die


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