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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...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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