Today I learnt…
In 1982, Larry Walters took flight using a patio chair and helium weather balloons. He rose to altitude of 4 900 meters and entered controlled airspace near Long Beach Airport. After 45 minutes in the sky the aircraft became entangled in power lines, but Walters was able to climb down safely. The flight attracted worldwide media attention and inspired a movie and imitators. “It was something I had to do. I had this dream for twenty years.”
Hypnagogia is the state of consciousness between wakefulness and sleep. It is common to experience hallucinations in the form of sights, sounds, or feelings of movement. Muscle jerks, sleep paralysis, and lucid dreams are also common. They most often occur in young adults and teenagers and become less common with age.
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