Saturday, November 26

Bored Rich Guy Gets High 

The AP tells us of a rich guy with nothing better to do than fly higher than anyone else:
"A 67-year-old Indian millionaire began a flight Saturday aiming to become the first person to fly a hot air balloon to the fringes of space.

Vijaypat Singhania lifted off from downtown Bombay shortly before dawn enclosed in a pressurized cabin suspended from a multicolored balloon about 20-stories high."

It's a forty ton balloon. Now, we could think of other, better uses for excess cash - helping people in disasters build new homes, for example - but hey, someone has to fly up to the edge of the atmosphere in a balloon, and there aren't any poor people lining up with 40 ton balloons.

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