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2014-01-06 23:25:12

ToKenya.com Inc., a leading provider of luxury African safaris, has announced it will help even more dreams come true in the New Year with the launch of a ground breaking balloon safari package at a record breaking low price cost. Huntington Beach, CA (PRWEB) January 06, 2014 The ultimate in adventurous experiences, the new balloon safaris from ToKenya.com is priced at just $349. Thought to be the lowest ever price for a ballooning safari experience in East Africa, the industry best fee...

Hot Air Balloon Rides Dangerous
2013-11-05 10:35:37

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers have analyzed crash data for different modes of air travel and have found that the minimal regulations for hot air balloon rides may be making the tours more dangerous. The researchers specifically blame the lack of regulation covering these flights and suggest that extra safety measures, such as cushioned basket bottoms and restraints could save lives in the event of a crash. In the past 12 years, five people have died...

Travel To The Edge Of Space In Style
2013-10-23 03:43:47

[ Watch the Video: Riding High To The Edge Of Space ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online If you’ve ever wanted to touch the stars, but can’t afford the quarter-of-a-million dollars required to hitch a ride on a rocket, a new Arizona-based start-up has come up with a slightly more affordable alternative means of transportation. The company is a subsidiary of Paragon Space Development Corporation named World View, and according to Joel Achenbach of the...

2013-10-17 23:01:44

EXHIB-IT!, Albuquerque’s leading trade show marketing experts, participated in and sponsored a balloon “Earth, Wind & Fire II” in the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta from October 5-13, 2013. Owner and CEO, DJ Heckes, also a Pilot, flew with owner and Primary Pilot Jon Peterson in the Balloon Fiesta with over 25 crew members throughout the 10 days. Albuquerque, NM (PRWEB) October 17, 2013 The reason EXHIB-IT! sponsors a balloon is that EXHIB-IT! is a national company...

2013-10-16 23:32:36

GiftBlooms.com is now extending its same day balloon delivery service to Chicago, IL and will be offering it at 23% lower service fee compared to the industry average. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 GiftBlooms is offering the birthday balloons delivery for her or any friend or loved one. The online balloon delivery to Chicago has announced that it be extending its delivery service throughout Chicago area. It can ship balloons, flowers, and other presents to Chicago, Bloomington,...

2013-10-06 23:00:04

The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon visits Vance C. Hester Junior High School, 2836 Gustav St., in Franklin Park, Ill., on Oct. 11 where the balloon crew will present an interactive educational program developed and sponsored by the RE/MAX real estate network in northern Illinois. The program will be presented to students from both Hester Junior High and nearby Lawrence W. Passow Elementary School. Chicago (PRWEB) October 07, 2013 The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon visits Vance C. Hester Junior High...

American IT Manager Forced To End Cross-Atlantic Cluster Balloon Flight
2013-09-13 07:22:46

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In what may have looked like a scene from the Disney-Pixar animated movie “Up,” a North Carolina native man lifted off from a foggy field in Caribou, Maine on Thursday morning, September 12 for a cross-Atlantic flight in a lifeboat carried only by a cluster of helium-filled balloons. Jonathan Trappe, 39, an IT manager and long-time balloon enthusiast, enlisted the help of some 150 volunteers to fill more than 350 balloons with...

Google’s Project Loon To Begin Testing In California
2013-08-20 17:25:47

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Sometimes ambitious ideas may seem crazy. Perhaps this is why Google X, the search giant’s R&D brand for special projects, offered up the name Project Loon for its way to provide 21st century high-speed broadband using what could be seen as late 18th/ early 19th century technology. The project, which was announced last month, would bring the information super highway to remote parts of the world using balloons. “Project...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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