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World Record Attempt Featuring 343 Hot Air Balloons Launched At Once

Humor : Laughing Squid

A world record was attempted on July 31, 2011 for the most hot air balloons taking off at once at Lorraine Mondail Air Ballons international festival at France’s Chambley-Bussieres Aerodrome. While not confirmed, the festival did br...

Extreme Athlete Dies Setting Up Hot Air Balloon Stunt

News / International Affairs : World from Newser

A French extreme sportsman described by the Inertia as an "inspiration to the working man" has died at the age of 32 after a hot air balloon stunt backfired, ABC News reports. Tancrede Melet, part of a daredevil group known as the F...

French Thrill-Seekers Attempt to Walk a Tightrope Between Two Hot Air Balloons in “The Balloon Highline”

Humor : Laughing Squid

“The Balloon Highline” is a video project by filmmaker Seb Montaz that captures the Skyliners, a group of French thrill-seekers, and their attempt at walking a tightrope between two hot air balloons. Thankfully, each tightrope walke...

French Daredevil Dies Practicing Hot Air Balloon Skyline

US Politics / Liberal : Drudge Retort Weblog

Frenchman Tancrede Melet, an expert slackliner, base jumper and wing-suitor, died Tuesday while preparing to perform a hot air balloon stunt in southern France. Melet and four members of his crew were preparing to perform a stunt wi...

408 Hot Air Balloons Lift Off Simultaneously in World Record Attempt

Humor : Laughing Squid

408 colorful hot air balloons lifted off simultaneously at the 2013 Lorraine Mondial international hot air balloon festival in France in an attempt to beat the world record for the largest take-off. The standing record of 343 balloo...


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