From Michael Hearst, in concert with his book Extraordinary People: A Semi-Comprehensive Guide to Some of the World’s Most Fascinating Individuals, this is the 1982 tale of Larry Walters, aka Lawnchair Larry, who ascended 16,000 feet above Los Angeles in an unusual vehicle: 45 helium-filled, 8 foot diameter weather balloons, and the lawn chair that he was sitting in. File under: Don’t try this at home.Of course, we know Michael Hearst from the super delightful Songs for Unusual Creatures video series. Also on this site: Flying from Robben Island to Cape Town by helium-filled balloons and Recreating the balloon house from Pixar’s Up.
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