Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Lawnchair Larry

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
1982 Larry 'Lawnchair Larry' Walters (d. October 6, 1993) used 45 helium balloons and a lawnchair to propel himself to 16,000 feet above Los Angeles.

On his descent, Larry was immediately arrested by waiting members of the LAPD. When asked why he had done it by a reporter, Walters replied "a man can't just sit around".

The film, Deckchair Danny, filmed in my hometown of Bellingen, was loosely based on this story.


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