Insane Helium Balloon Stunt

Submitted by: littlemissqt 8 years ago in Science

A man gets 11,000 feet up into the air by hanging onto a bunch of helium-filled party balloons. I"m in awe!
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Male 254
...um....he was lifted by a hot air balloon (cheating) and then let go at 10,000 ft, held on for a few seconds then released to sky-dive down!!!
Big deal....if he left on his own from the ground, then i would be impressed.....
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Female 116
I always wished I could do this when I was little. Now, it`s admittedly cool although scary.
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Male 108
that`s fcuking awesome although it would have been better if the hot air balloon wernt attached, and at least i know 1 way to get to heaven lol
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Female 199
Wow, that was pretty insane.
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Female 1,287
HIS LAST NAME IS ASHPOLE!
xD
OHMYGOD!
That`s halarious!
... Heh. Ashpole.
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Female 1,287
...Was his last name Ashpole?
Am I the only one that noticed that...?
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Male 603
I would like to know what happened to the balloons. I mean, I guess that had to just lose their helium and fall back to earth, but I wonder how long that took.

Once, in elementary school, we had a "balloon launch" where we tied notes to balloons asking for anyone who found one to send the note back to us with information on where and when they found it. One kid`s balloon made it to China.

...okay, that didn`t really happen. But it would`ve been cool. In fact, I don`t think that even one of the hundreds of balloons (the whole school was involved) had a note come back. So, it was more like, "Massive Litter Day."

It was a long time ago, and littering was acceptable then.

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Female 68
thanks for killing the animals!!!! with those fudgecing balloons!
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Male 670
It`s not insane if he has a parachute. :(
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Male 639
-splat-
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Male 807
He had a parachute, doesn`t count.
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Female 15,763
Bat, they got the tiny balloons that are normally used for parties and you buy at Wal*Mart, and with hundreds upon hundreds they were able to lift a toddler.
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Male 1,178
i thought mythbusters busted this...
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Male 2,344
They have the STUPIDEST world records.
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Male 181

theHUSHSOUND
Female, 13-17, Southern US
" 253 Posts Friday, November 7, 2008 8:50:54 PM
oh my GOD! that was.. insane. thats how high planes fly. did he have like... air to breathe?!?"

Commercial Air Liners fly between 30,000 feet and 40,000 feet. Just depends on who you are flying with and where to. But you are close!

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Male 449
I.. would have a heart attack at about 100ft
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Male 11,739
ROFL! I love how it changed A S S H O L E to non-nice individual. HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
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Male 11,739
"did he have like... air to breathe?!?"

Yes, the air isn`t that bad at that height. The people in the hot air balloon next to him had plenty of air too.

That Ian non-nice individual, I mean Ashpole is a ballsy guy for sure. I would like to skydive but that seems a little more intense.

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Male 2,788
awesome.
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Female 541
oh my GOD! that was.. insane. thats how high planes fly. did he have like... air to breathe?!?
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Male 437
that would b dratin awsome
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Male 5,970
Now that guy has guts! Man, I would never do that...unless I knew 100% everything would go right
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Male 625
Ian Ashpole....hehehehhehehee


the shots of him above the clouds were crazy :D

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Female 4,028
Ha! This is the stuff you see in cartoons!
Hope none of them pop...
Can you imagine if he floated so high, they popped from the pressure around them? Good thing he has a parachute.

Cool. :-)

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Female 1,586
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