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Balloon Boy

Birth date: Unknown
Birthplace: Unknown
Birth Name: Known, but who cares.

Was embraced by the world after it was discovered that he was trapped in a hot air balloon.

Was rejected by the world after it was discovered that the whole thing was bullcrap, made up by his parents in order to get famous.

Vomited on the “Today” show when asked about the incident, which instantly became the most interesting thing to ever happen on the “Today” show.

Made us all give up our senseless obsession with fame and learn to be happy living our own lives. Kidding, of course that didn't happen.

LATEST STORIES
  
'Balloon Boy' Dad: Buy My Balloon ... For $1 Million!!!

'Balloon Boy' Dad: Buy My Balloon ... For $1 Million!!!

"Balloon Boy" dad Richard Heene is selling off the infamous balloon that made him the most hated father in America -- and if everything goes to plan ... he'll raise over a million bucks for… READ MORE >

Balloon Boy's Dad: I'll Scratch Your Back

Balloon Boy's Dad: I'll Scratch Your Back

Balloon Boy's dad Richard Heene has hatched a new money making scheme that doesn't involve exploiting his kids -- and TMZ has learned it involves a giant back scratcher ... and a whole lot of… READ MORE >

- 1270 days ago
Balloon Boy's Home Takes Off with Renters!

Balloon Boy's Home Takes Off with Renters!

The Colorado house where Richard Heene launched his stupid "Balloon Boy" hoax was just rented out to a brand new family ... and TMZ has learned, the home's infamous past was a HUGE selling point.… READ MORE >

- 1312 days ago
Balloon Dad -- The 'Welcome to Florida' Mug Shot

Balloon Dad -- The 'Welcome to Florida' Mug Shot

"Balloon Dad" Richard Heene has a brand new mug shot in Florida -- but dude didn't break the law this time ... TMZ has learned it's all because he decided to move. Law enforcement tells us the… READ MORE >

- 1321 days ago
Richard Heene Released from Prison ... Kinda

Richard Heene Released from Prison ... Kinda

Balloon Dad Richard Heene has left the Larimer County Detention Center in Fort Collins, Co. -- but only so that he can check in to the Alternative Sentencing Unit (ASU), which is about 30 seconds… READ MORE >

- 1529 days ago
Balloon Dad -- Inmate #1279435

Balloon Dad -- Inmate #1279435

If you've ever wondered what regret looks like ... take a look at Richard Heene's newest mug shot.Heene was photographed today after turning himself in to the Larimer County Detention Center,… READ MORE >

- 1556 days ago
Balloon Dad Floats into Jail

Balloon Dad Floats into Jail

This is the last outfit Richard Heene decided to wear before his wardrobe turns to orange. Heene just turned himself in to the Larimer County Detention Center -- he'll see his Rocky beanie again… READ MORE >

- 1556 days ago
Balloon Dad -- Don't Worry About Dropping Soap

Balloon Dad -- Don't Worry About Dropping Soap

UPDATE: Heene checked in at 8:40 AM MST. Richard Heene won't have to worry about the "shower situation" in lockdown -- TMZ has learned dude will get to shower alone.Heene has roughly an hour to… READ MORE >

- 1556 days ago
Heene Family -- Guilty of Bad Acting

Heene Family -- Guilty of Bad Acting

Just in time for Oscar season, the Heene family released a video that shows them reacting as the balloon they thought (not really) their son was in floated away. The family gave the video to CNN,… READ MORE >

- 1558 days ago
Balloon Dad's New Reality -- Jail

Balloon Dad's New Reality -- Jail

UPDATE: Mayumi Heene was sentenced to 20 days in jail for her role, which she'll serve after her husband completes his time.Richard Heene -- the moron behind the Balloon Boy hoax -- was just… READ MORE >

- 1575 days ago

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