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Man Flying to Europe with Helium Balloons Gives Up After Just 350 Miles

Well, that was quick. Balloon-loving daredevil Jonathan Trappe was supposed to float all the way to Europe under 370 helium-filled balloons in three to six days, but he gave up after only 12 hours citing technical difficulties. He hadn't even made it out of North America. Read More >>

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A Guy Wants to Fly Across the Atlantic Ocean Using a Bunch of Balloons Just Like the Movie Up

We'll forgive you for mistaking Jonathan Trappe for Carl Fredriksen of the Pixar movie Up. Like Fredriksen, Trappe is a "cluster balloonist" who likes to fly around the world with a bunch of balloons, and he's even attempting to cross the Atlantic Ocean soon, too. Read More >>

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