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Lawnchair Larry: The Original Balloon Boy

Larry Walters, nicknamed Lawnchair Larry, took flight on July 2, 1982 in a homemade aircraft.  Dubbed Inspiration I, the "flying machine" consisted of an ordinary patio chair with 45 helium-filled weather balloons attached to it. 

Walters didn't exactly become a household name and he committed suicide in 1993 at the age of 44 by shooting himself in the heart.

Lawnchair Larry: The Original Balloon Boy

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