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Hamster bubble run to Bermuda? Second attempt by Florida peace activist fails – TomoNews

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POMPANO BEACH, FLORIDA — This guy has balls; hamster balls.

Florida-based Iranian-born peace activist and distance runner Reza Baluchi received specific instructions earlier this month from the U.S. Coast Guard not to re-attempt to run from Florida to Bermuda across the sea inside a huge hamster ball-like plastic bubble, but he tried again anyway.

In 2014, Baluchi had an idea: to run across the ocean inside a huge plastic bubble from Florida to Bermuda, a journey of about 1,033 miles. This well-meaning individual apparently came up with the stunt as a way of promoting the social causes he cares about — particularly, fostering peace between nations.

In October of 2014, bringing along a few protein bars, Baluchi departed. He planned to run in the mornings, cool off in the ocean while tied to the ball in the afternoons, sleep in the ball at night, and catch fish along the way for additional food.

But just three days into his 2014 adventure he had to be rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard.

So this year he decided to try it again, despite getting specific instructions from the Coast Guard to not re-attempt the feat. “Based on a review of your voyage plan, you are not authorized to depart,” they told him while later telling the media the 2014 rescue cost taxpayers US$144,000.

He was also told that violating this direct order could result in seven years behind bars and or a US$40,000 fine. But on around April 14, 2016, Baluchi went for it again. Only this time, he made it … for a few days longer than last time.

On April 24th, Baluchi and his bubble had to be plucked from the sea again — by a very displeased Coast Guard. No word yet on what charges Baluchi might face.

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27 Comments

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    There's gotta be that one guy Always
    August 12, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    M from bermuda

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    mary jane
    August 12, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    why this mother fucker have to state he was iranian born ?

    USA lol

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    Reza Baluchi
    August 12, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    The truth is, in 2014, while I was resting in the bubble during my voyage, the Coast Guard gave me no choice but to surrender my bubble (leave it in the ocean) and come with them. It was not my decision or want. The coast guard chose to pull me out. I was making a joke saying to them, "Which way to Bermuda!" and they portayed it to the public as i was disorientated and cost taxpayer money. My recent bubble run was also ended against my will, but I am veyr thankful that the Commander gave me a thumbs up as long as I have the proper support boat following me. My new voyage plan is in the works and back into the ocean I will go….running to raise money for abused children. That is my priority. Please visit my GOFUNDME account if you are a supporter. http://www.gofundme.com/vxg85k4
    If you're not, that's ok too. …But why You may ask?… Because running is what I was born to do. My dream is to run to 195 countries….to inspire young people to "go for their dreams" and to NEVER GIVE UP! We are very grateful to the U.S. Coast Guard commander who is reviewing our upcoming plans!

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    TILLY
    August 12, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    IKR

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    DroidX
    August 12, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Why do planes and boats get lost in the Bermuda Triangle. and not this Guy?

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    Aus AA
    August 12, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    try anal

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    Iron Bowtie
    August 12, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    That spanking though.

  • Reply
    heresteven
    August 12, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    ????????

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    Paulfuss Entertainment
    August 12, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Who knows? Someone might do it someday.

  • Reply
    Tony Alcala
    August 12, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    This will not go well.

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    Waldzwölfen
    August 12, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    TomoNews is doing so much better for Worldpeace.

    Not you are not. So you are not just 10.000 years but 100.000 LIVES to early to even talk shit about him.

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    hoosierhiver
    August 12, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    They should have just towed his ass to the middle of the Bermuda Triangle.

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    hypermetalsonic
    August 12, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Why do they bother rescuing shit heads like this. Just let him die

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    Vexxxy
    August 12, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    FKING MORON

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    Bruhduh
    August 12, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    it cost $144,000 to save this mother fuckers life? LET HIM DIE, HD did this to himself! you are gonna spend another $144,000 to save him and then possibly put him in tax funded prison for another 7 years! ugh..

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    israel lion
    August 12, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    you cant do it because the water moves around a jet stream

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    ShadowOwolf 113
    August 12, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Balls To The Water.

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    Fan Page
    August 12, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    I thought he wasn't going to survive… God forbid

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    Señor Tomas
    August 12, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Wait, people are put to jail for attempting something that seems impossible?

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    TitanIsBack
    August 12, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Why would stabbing the ball cause blood to spurt out? Wouldn't it be green goo instead?

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    Italiasian Gamer
    August 12, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    I bet he is looking at big black balls right now lol.

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    YouTuber 1
    August 12, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    he could have disappeared in the bermuda triangle

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    Sharon Kelly
    August 12, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    A British TV presenter at kids program Blue Peter, tried this, this year trying to cross Irish channel from England, and guess what, she could not do that either but so close,

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    Ken M
    August 12, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Always in Florida!!!

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    John James
    August 12, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Tomo narrator going balls to the walls with this news.

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    Eric Blake
    August 12, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    I saw this on the news just

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    Eric Blake
    August 12, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    1st

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