Man in a hydrobubble

Reza Baluchi decided to challenge himself by running the entire route of the Bermuda Triangle — from Florida to Bermuda to Puerto Rico and back to Florida, a total distance of about 3000 miles. He would run on top of the water, inside a "hydrobubble," which is a kind of plastic, floating hamster wheel. And it would be for a good cause, to help raise money for needy children. He made it about 70 miles before the Coast Guard had to rescue him. [washington post]
     Posted By: Alex - Tue Oct 07, 2014
     Category: Sports | Travel

I've never understood this thing about some guy does something stupid and then expects me to throw money at him? NO!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 10/07/14 at 11:54 AM
Why is there never a needlefish around when you want one?
Posted by Rocket J. Squirrel on 10/07/14 at 12:58 PM
With the gulf stream current and a few gusts of wind, he might have reached the Isles of Scilly.
Posted by BMN on 10/07/14 at 04:40 PM
And the ball on the water
goes round and round,
round and round,
round and round ...
Posted by KDP on 10/07/14 at 04:44 PM
Whatever money he raised should be turned over to help defray the cost of his rescue.
Posted by AdamsonScott on 10/07/14 at 06:01 PM
@AS -- I disagree. All the money he raised should go to the charity. He should have to pay for the rescue out of his own pocket! Stupidity should carry a price. Great stupidity should carry a great price.
Posted by Phideaux on 10/07/14 at 07:15 PM
Now he wants his plastic ball to be rescued. Perhaps it will float to the end of the Gulf Stream and be worshiped as a gift from god. Why does my home state Florida seems to be the leader of the pack in producing the unusual, twisted and bizarre, weird people and events? Have they followed Chuck down here or is it something in the water? Author Carl Hiaasen never has to make up crazy stuff for his books because it all actually happens.
Posted by Gator Guy on 10/07/14 at 07:48 PM
All the crazy just drifts on down to Florida and settles there honey.

A person should have to get a permit to do something like this, or those damn hot air balloon flyers who also have to get rescued at great expense. The permit should be expensive and require a physical to verify the person has the stamina to possibly succeed at the challenge.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 10/07/14 at 10:48 PM
Gator Guy, you ever heard of XANth? There's a series of books by Piers Anthony that, pretty well, puts Florida in the correct light and explains most everything that goes on there. Here's the link to
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 10/07/14 at 11:34 PM
How about a swordfish! :lol: :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 10/07/14 at 11:49 PM
Expat: that can't be. Florida is full of retirees (I know this is true, I saw it on The Nanny), while Piers Anthony's tastes sometimes run rather disturbingly the other way.
Posted by Richard Bos on 10/08/14 at 02:09 PM
Perhaps I need to move to a neutral, quiet state like Nebraska or Iowa.
Posted by Gator Guy on 10/08/14 at 08:29 PM
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