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Lucas Jatoba, an advertising executive, was leaving fond memories behind when he moved from Barcelona to Australia, so he sent seven balloons aloft with tickets to a play. Then, when a business heard about it, it donated 250 more and he repeated the stunt.
The event was reported by the blog, mUmBrella, which also featured one of the funniest comments reacting to the story:
“That’s nice. When I left London, I went out and got absolutely wankered, vomitted in a cab, then again on Battersea Bridge. Not really the same is it?”
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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