Up is a comedy adventure about 78-year-old balloon salesman Carl Fredricksen, who finally fulfills his lifelong dream of a great adventure when he ties thousands of balloons to his house and flies away to the wilds of South America. But he discovers all too late that his biggest nightmare has stowed away on the trip: an overly optimistic 8-year-old Wilderness Explorer named Russell.
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Have you ever wondered if helium filled balloons could take you up, up and away? Well, it turns out that at least a couple of people have actually tried it!
A man now known as “Lawnchair Larry” took flight in 1982 on a lawn chair tied to 45 weather balloons. He soared to a height of about 3 miles, but when he landed he was arrested and had to pay a fine!