View Full Version : The Priest who though Tom & Jerry was real!

24-04-2008, 08:13 AM
I know this should really be in the dug out but hey! its about a priest :agree:

A genuine candidate for the Darwin awards next year I think!

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Ships and planes searched along the coast of Brazil on Wednesday for a priest who disappeared after drifting out to sea suspended from hundreds of helium-filled party balloons, authorities said.
Rescue workers said they had not given up hope of finding Father Adelir Antonio de Carli even though bunches of the multicoloured balloons had been found floating on the sea.
The adventurous clergyman staged the stunt to help raise money for a chapel for truckers in his highway parish.
De Carli told friends in his last mobile telephone call on Sunday night that his contraption made of 1,000 balloons would soon crash into the Atlantic Ocean.
Full story;
http://uk.reuters.com/article/oddlyEnoughNews/idUKN2342661820080423?feedType=nl&feedName=ukmorningdigest (http://uk.reuters.com/article/oddlyEnoughNews/idUKN2342661820080423?feedType=nl&feedName=ukmorningdigest)

24-04-2008, 12:35 PM
Hope he's found safe and well. However, one thing bothers me.

When it looked like he might be drifting oot tae Sea why the hell did he no safely descend through bursting some balloons? :dunno:

24-04-2008, 12:39 PM
And how was he supposed to control the direction he was going in the first place :confused:

Got 'problem' from lift off....well obviously :agree: