Fullfilling your childhood dream....

Have you ever dream about taking a flight with bunch of helium filled balloons when you are still a kid? This may give you a dream come true and maybe inspire you to attempt it here in Sabah. Since Malaysian people like to take some silly adventure so that they can put Malaysia in the map of the world (they don't need anyway because Ex-Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim already did it :P) , you can try this with your own risk.

Balloons suspend Kent Couch in a lawn chair as he floats in the skies near Bend, Ore., on Saturday.


This man did it. Last weekend, Kent Couch settled down in his lawn chair with some snacks — and a parachute. Attached to his lawn chair were 105 large helium balloons.

Destination: Idaho.

With instruments to measure his altitude and speed, a global positioning system device in his pocket, and about four plastic bags holding five gallons of water each to act as ballast — he could turn a spigot, release water and rise — Couch headed into the Oregon sky.

Nearly nine hours later, the 47-year-old gas station owner came back to earth in a farmer’s field near Union, short of Idaho but about 193 miles from home.

“When you’re a little kid and you’re holding a helium balloon, it has to cross your mind,” Couch told the Bend Bulletin.

“When you’re laying in the grass on a summer day, and you see the clouds, you wish you could jump on them,” he said. “This is as close as you can come to jumping on them. It’s just like that.”

I wonder if Malaysian will attempt to do this hehehe....

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