I bet it seemed like a good idea at the time.
A man who tied about 100 helium balloons to a garden chair and flew over the Canadian city of Calgary has been charged with causing mischief. – BBC
I encourage you to visit the website and watch the short video to appreciate just how insane this maneuver was.
“I was sitting in a lawn chair looking down through the clouds at 747 airplanes and looking up to a cluster of helium balloons,” Mr Boria told the Toronto Star…..”I rose to a certain altitude and the winds got pretty intense. I was somersaulting out the chair and it felt like minus 30. I watched below as the stampede and my dream drifted away.”
The balloons and lawn chair remain unaccounted for. Maybe they’ll wind up next to that missing Malaysian airliner. Tune in next century.