The Cranky Ol' Bat

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2005-07-01

Moments in Transportation History....

Sometimes, history has some weird coincidences.

Consider this: tomorrow is both the anniversary of the first Zeppelin flight in 1900, and the anniversary of the 1982 flight of Lawn Chair Larry in the LAX flight path.

Lawn Chair Who?, some of you young 'uns might be asking. He was the guy who attached 40+ helium-filled weather balloons to a lawn chair, hoping to float about 30 feet above the earth in his girlfriend's backyard. Armed with a six of Miller Light and a BB gun, he figured he could shoot the balloons and come down gently when he was done, well, hanging out. He cut the tether to his truck and shot up to 16000 feet. Oops.

No, I'm not making that up. Click on the link to find out more.

At least he fared better than Amelia Earhart, who disappeared on that day in 1937.

2 Comments:

  • At 5:29 PM, Blogger half said…

    I still can't remember if armchair Larry was real or an urban legend. Id' love to think the whole thing was true.

     
  • At 3:42 PM, Blogger Kory O said…

    No, he was very real. He wasn't an urban legend at all.

     

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