A Canadian man did his best to make films from Up to Danny Deckchair reality in Calgary on Sunday when he took off in a lawn chair attached to more than 100 multicolored helium balloons.
After floating to a great height in his humble patio vehicle, Daniel Boria abandoned ship and parachuted back to Earth, suffering only minor injuries.
The feat was intended to promote his company, All Clean Natural, Boria told the Toronto Star. Police charged him with mischief causing danger to life, and federal charges may also be pending. “I did anticipate they would be a little upset,” he said.
But for awhile there, the dream was real. “I was sitting in a lawn chair looking down through the clouds at 747 airplanes and looking up to a cluster of helium balloons,” Boria told the newspaper. “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.” Read more…