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Old 01-01-2018, 01:26 AM
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Holy hell, I remember those episodes of mythbusters, Seidenki!!!

I recorded a few of those episodes onto VHS years back!
The lawn chair episode
The helium raft
Lifting a child
& lead balloon!
Wow! I almost forgot about those I should dig those old tapes out!
The helium raft was the best! They used too much helium & Carry Byron cut too much weight from one side of the massive custom designed helium raft! Adam Savage was laying on the raft in a drysuit & the balloon raft shot up side ways! He slid off & fell through into the tube shaped balloons & floated up to the ceiling & into a crane; encased in the balloons! The whole raft came apart & they had to slash the balloons to get him down after he got entangled in the net that held the raft together...oh,my, God, I love it!
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Old 11-01-2018, 11:22 AM
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Today I saw a show on the Danish Dr3 about a Norwegian physician who was testing buoyancy. The show is called Med livet som innsats (the life at stake).
He tested this in a really cool way. He strapped himself to eighty helium balloons and floated over a castle wall. It looked so cool.
When they were inflating the balloons some of them popped with a huge boom, but they managed to inflate enough to make him float off and land safely on the other side of the castle wall.
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Old 11-01-2018, 11:36 PM
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That sounds soooo cool! I can only dream... I wish i had a lifetime supply of helium... I'd float over stuff every day
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Old 15-01-2018, 10:54 PM
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I am quite modest and would be happy to stand on the landing place and clear up and pop away all those giants you used.
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Old 16-01-2018, 09:19 PM
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You're hired! Lol!
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Old 16-01-2018, 11:51 PM
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To fly with He balloons in he US you would have to get a pilot license in the lighter than air category.
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Old 17-01-2018, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Bubble Boy :-P View Post
Holy hell, I remember those episodes of mythbusters, Seidenki!!!
:-D

The helium life raft was interesting and unusually, I think it was a build that was under-engineered by the team.

To me, the two balloon myths the build team did were particularly special. When the latter (balloon air bag) first aired there were many gifsets created of Kari Byron. :-)

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