Man Flies Into The Air Using Balloons

Pixar’s fantastically animated film Up was a major success at the box office, but this notion of a man floating in mid-air using only balloons could not possibly happen in real life. Well yes it can and it has as one man has decided to undertake a stunt which looks wonderful but also landed him in trouble.

An individual by the name of Daniel Boria who is from Canada, attached 110 large balloons which were around 2 meters in diameter to lift him skyward in a lawn chair reports Canada’s CBC. This event was a publicity stunt for of all things, his cleaning products company which certainly became noticed after he floated past people’s windows in a deck chair. After landing, Daniel Boria stated that “it was the most surreal experience you can ever imagine.

Below is the image and it certainly shows how high, no pun intended, he managed to achieve, so much so that when he looked down, he could spot a few 747 planes landing and also taking off. Once he landed he was arrested with Police officers confiscating Boria’s parachute and his video which he recorded while aloft, although what he will be charged with is anyone’s guess.

This story does show the ingenuity of people if their minds are put to it, it’s great publicity although it did cost $20,000 (£12948.96) after he spent cash hiring an airplane to carry a banner advertising his company to make circles around the Stampede grounds. Next time you would like a cleaning company, remember the man floating up in the air.

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This Robot Feeds You Tomatoes While You Run

You know when you’re on a run and you just fancy a nice tomato, but struggle to pick one up while you’re moving? No, me neither. But Japanese company, Kagome, thinks that this is a problem that needs to be resolved. That’s why they have built the world’s first robotic tomato dispenser.

Unfortunately, you can’t buy one. It’s all a big publicity stunt for Kagame, a juice and ketchup company that clearly specialises in tomatoes. It’s seen as a response to Dole, a fruit company that specialises in bananas and is sponsoring this weekend’s Japan Marathon. As part of its sponsorship, Dole distributes thousands of bananas to the runners, and has even created a wearable banana especially for the marathon.

Obviously Kagome thinks tomatoes are better and somehow that this video will prove that point.

Source: Gizmodo

Watch: GTA Bird Stunt Montage

We’re all used to stunt montages from GTA, but not bird stunt montages. It was with the ‘enhanced’ version of GTA V on the PS4 and Xbox One that Rockstar included the ability to play as a bird and it seems that one YouTuber has really taken that under his wing.

In this video, 8-bit Bastard on YouTube shows us through a number of hair-raising (for birds) stunts. Plus, there’s some of the more everyday bird activities, such as riding the roof of a train.

Source: Kotaku

Top Gear & Forza 5 Join Forces To Create A Real Life Flick Book

Forza 5 will be hitting the Xbox One upon launch in just a few more weeks, so what better way to build up hype than to take their real world driving counterparts out to the track to create something unique and wonderful. Tanner Foust from Top Gear USA took to the wheel of a modified McLaren MP4-12C with a camera mounted on it, to race around a track that had 680 images laid around it.

The car is already incredibly expensive, but Top Gear and Forza 5 added an also incredibly expensive £93,330 camera on the back of it that was capable of filming their ambitious project. They chose the car due to its stability and break neck speeds, but it also helps that it’s one of the poster cars for Forza 5.

“If we’d used a Porsche, the visibility would have been too bad for me to see what was going on with the boards, if we’d used a Lambo the brutal shifting would have snapped the camera off. This is a scientific car, and I needed to apply a lot of difficult science to make the film, so it was perfect.” Said Tanner when speaking on topgear.com

680 aluminium boards were printed with gorgeous images taken from real Forza 5 gameplay, spaced six inches apart around the edge of Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama, then Tanner was told to drive past them as precise speeds (and high speeds) to allow the camera to capture the picture boards in the style of a flicker book, to then play them back as video. Sound confusing? Just watch the video and you’ll see what we mean.

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“All the science behind it was very exact. Exact frame rate, measuring the exact distance between the boards, and hitting exact speeds. The McLaren was ideal. It’s classy in the way it makes ridiculous speed, and the suspension’s really smooth.” added Tanner.

Forza & Top Gear could have made this promo using CGI and a cut of green cloth, but they chose to do it the hard was and the end result does look fantastic. If they were trying to get people talking about Forza 5, it worked.

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Image courtesy of TopGear.