Up, up and away

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There were plenty of reasons for Americans to look to the skies this past weekend as we celebrated Independence Day.

While Canadians would have seen what looks like a test run for the movie Up when they saw over 100 helium balloons lifting a man sitting in a lawn chair into the sky.

It turns out jumping from the chair was his plan all along! Daniel Boria, an avid skydiver, planned to jump from the chair and into the Calgary Stampede, an annual rodeo and festival in Calgary, Alberta. When winds blew him off course, Boria was forced to scrap his plans to parachute into the festival to advertise his business and was arrested upon landing.

No word yet on if his stunt increased business.

October 6th, 2016 by