OK, it’s not quite what it sounds like…it’s actually a man named couch flying in his lawn chair. Don’t try this at home:
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.
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.
I say if man was meant to fly, we’d have been born with a lawn chair with 100+ helium balloons.