December 25, 1998

On December 25, 1998 Richard Branson, Steve Fossett and Per Lindstrand of Sweden called it quits near Hawaii on their attempt to fly non-stop around the world in a balloon. They had only made it through seven days when they ran out of Little Debbies, Mountain Dew and Chef Boyardee Beef Ravioli. It turns out that Branson and Lindstrand were terrible farters and Fossett didn’t want to have to explain to Interpol why he was the only person to finish the trip.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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