Friday, May 07, 2010

The Crazy Dentist

After the balloon crashing into the control tower, the oddest thing I saw at the Sun-N-Fun Balloon Launch was this balloonist who went up without a basket. He was hanging from his balloon with a tank of propane strapped to his back. This just seemed a little foolhardy to me.

All I could think of here were those guys who strap a few hundred helium balloons to a lawn chair, then fly up into the paths of commercial airliners carrying BB guns to help themselves land.

I guess this is a little safer than those guys, and probably not much more dangerous than a regular hot air balloon with a basket. But it sure seems odd.

For whatever reason, his balloon seemed to drift in a different direction than the others. And if you look close, you can see that his balloon was decorated with giant teeth. Something about dentists...

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