Guy in a lawn chair gets lifted by giant balloons like in the movie Up

Every person who has seen the movie Up and also enjoys dreaming about fanciful things every now and again has thought about flying away in balloons like Carl Fredricksen. Professional daredevil and crazy person Erik Roner just did it. He bought tanks of helium to pump up giant balloons to make him fly.


All it took to live the dream: 50 tanks of helium, 90 balloons, a lawn chair and a parachute for the fall back down.

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Pro tip: Don't fill the balloons so much. I mean....just buy more balloons and fill them like 1/2 way so they don't pop so easily when they are being filled. If a bunch of them had failed when he was too close to the ground to use the chute he would have been screwed.