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David Blaine Floated into the Sky with a Bunch of Helium Balloons Like the House in "Up"

posted by Jason Kottke   Sep 02, 2020

Earlier today, illusionist and "endurance performer" David Blaine grabbed onto a bunch of big helium balloons and floated into the sky.

David Blaine Balloons

Over the next 50 minutes, he rose to an altitude of almost 25,000 feet before letting go and skydiving/parachuting safely to the ground. The video embedded above is a livestream of the event — liftoff takes place a couple of minutes after the 2-hour mark.