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"Lawnchair Larry's" Balloon Flight of 1982

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Larry Walters, or "Lawnchair Larry," took to the sky in 1982, ascending to a an altitude of over three miles in a chair lifted by helium-filled balloons. He's remembered as an everyday Joe with a dream, who executed a Wile E. Coyote-style plan and succeeded. He's also remembered as a fool, whose strange stunt was extremely dangerous, as he was unable to control his altitude or direction, and might have been swept out to sea. This is the story or cautionary tale of Lawnchair Larry, a folk hero who might inspire us to follow our dreams, but who also reminds us to think things through and be careful what we wish for.

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