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    Man floats 193 miles using chair, balloons
    Oregon resident fulfills childhood dream with 105 helium balloons


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    BEND, Ore. - 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.


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    Up, in the atmosphere,
    Up, where the air is clear,
    Oh, let's go...

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    Gemini
    My Name is Kent, and I like a woman who never wants to settle down.
    One who likes to travel, and get high.

    Float, float on.
    Float on, float on.

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    "four plastic bags holding five gallons of water each to act as ballast ? he could turn a spigot, release water and rise"

    Okay, and to descend ? What do you do, throw darts ?

    There ya go Dartshark....a new hobby.

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    Danny Deckchair
    I wish I could kick Matt Dragon in the balls. In his Dragonballz.

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