Thursday, June 30, 2005

Quinglish Watch: The Society for Hosting Dinner Parties in Silly Places


According to the BBC:

A team of explorers say they have broken a world record to host a dinner party at a table suspended below a hot air balloon at 24,000ft (7,315m).

David Hempleman-Adams, Bear Grylls and Lieutenant Commander Alan Veal were all involved in the unusual and dangerous challenge in Somerset.

A three-course spread was laid on for Mr Grylls and Lt Com Veal who abseiled from the balloon's basket to the table.

They saluted the Queen before skydiving to earth.




Hempleman-Adams was the first Briton to walk solo and unsupported to the South Pole, and the first man to fly a balloon over the North Pole.

Bear Grylls, a former member of the British SAS, was one of the youngest climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest and return alive in 1997, aged 22.

I understand that they are also active members of the Society for Putting Things On Top of Other Things.

1 comment:

Duck said...

I thought that SFPTOTOOT disbanded due to extreme silliness.