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The Balloon Boy Hoax

October 15th, 2012 6:16 PM

Three years ago today, a weather balloon captivated the eyes of the nation after it reportedly took off into the sky with a six-year-old boy onboard. After dramatic revelations in the following days, the incident was revealed as a publicity stunt preplanned by the boy’s father Richard Heene.

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In the Media

Red Bull Stratos

October 15th, 2012 3:04 PM

Austrian Felix Baumgartner completed the world’s highest sky dive yesterday from 24 miles above the earth. More than 8 million people watched live streams of the jump, making it the most-watched streaming event in history.

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