Sunday, January 07, 2007

Floating banana

Coming in summer 2008, high over the skies of Texas--a giant banana?

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A Canadian artist hopes to make the Texas sky his canvas by sending a 1,000-foot-long helium-filled-banana to float overhead next year.

"I want to bring some humor to the Texas sky," Montreal artist Cesar Saez, 38, told the San Antonio Express-News for its Sunday editions.

If the plan works, the giant bamboo and paper dirigible will be launched from a site in Mexico in summer 2008. It will then drift eastward over Texas at a stratospheric altitude of 20 miles before disintegrating.

If that project ever comes to fruition, and if I can see that banana in the sky, you can bet I will post pictures here. Of course, that's a year and a half away. A lot could happen between now and then.

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