A 38-year-old Englishman flew over Johannesburg, in South Africa, hanging onto 100 party balloons. To do his ‘tour’, Tom Morgan spent two days filling balloons with helium gas which were later tied to a chair. Altogether, he flew 25 kilometres and reached the height of 2,500 metres.

Morgan wanted to recreate the story of the animation film Up in real life. In the movie, the two main characters fly up to the sky with the help of the many balloons that are tied to a house as if it were an aerostatic balloon.  Morgan told the British newspaper The Telegraph that he experienced an indescribable feeling of peace and fear.

Morgan is the founder of The Adventurists, a group that organizes adventures to “save the world from the horrors of modern life” and raise money for charity. The group’s next mission is to do a lounge chair race in the sky.

Questions – level II

– What kind of balloons did Tom Morgan use for his adventure?
– What are the goals of The Adventurists?

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Comentários (7)

  • Oak Canyon Jr High

    2 anos atrás

    hi

  • Student

    3 anos atrás

    this history is beautiful

  • Joca

    3 anos atrás

    Yes, it is :)

  • Student

    3 anos atrás

    1-He used party ballons . 2-Do a lounge chair race in the sky.

  • Joca

    3 anos atrás

    1- Right. 2- "Save the world from the horrors of modern life" and raise money for charity.

  • LUISA DE CASTRO SURIANO

    3 anos atrás

    Oh,I can`t belive that.

  • Joca

    3 anos atrás

    Crazy, isn’t it?

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