Did You Ever Attempt to Fly as a Kid?

Fun 2012/08/15 20:38:23
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Dreams of flying are among the most common dreams, along with falling and losing teeth. They're certainly the most enjoyable of the three. For some people, flight is more than a dream. Pilots, adrenaline junkies, and inventors have all had occasion to defy gravity and take to the skies. But we wanted to ask the public about extreme flights of fancy -- superpowers and jetpacks, flying pigs and floating food. Be sure to take our 6-question Quick Poll to fill out the entire survey. Oh, and don't try any of this at home!
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  • Drebi 2012/08/15 22:11:52
    Yes, I waited for the aliens to pick me up
    LMAO, I just jumped off random things (roof, cliffs, trees, etc.). I was certain that I had the ability to fly, it just needed to be awakened. XD

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  • ~EvanescenceForever~ <3 2012/08/18 18:51:37
    Yes, with a bunch of balloons
    ~EvanescenceForever~ <3
    I tried in like Kindergarten. I ended up breaking my arm. xD That's when I learned that I cannot fly. No matter how many balloons you use.
  • Mrs. Ro... ~Evanes... 2013/03/13 14:38:26
    Mrs. Rose <3
    That also proves balloons suck xD
  • TasselLady 2012/08/18 18:35:05
    Uh... No
  • Steelshrt 2012/08/18 17:21:22
    Yes, with a really big kite
    Actually with a Superman Cape (I was 5 year old) later with an umbrella. The umbrella was actually awesome until it broke. I did it the right way after jump school. AIRBORNE!!!!!!!!!
  • Killergal100 2012/08/18 16:26:25
    Yes, I waited for the aliens to pick me up
    I also jumped out of trees and flapped my arms like a bird! XD
  • lucky 2012/08/18 13:14:34
    Uh... No
    Never had any interest in flying, was more interested in under water travel than flight. To much 20,000 Leagues under the sea as a child I guess.
  • serethiel 2012/08/18 13:10:33
    Uh... No
    i always knew that i needed fairy dust, and i didn't have any, so i didn't try...
  • Dave 007 2012/08/18 11:58:22
    Uh... No
    Dave 007
    My friend tried it....I learned from him.
  • Raphy 2012/08/18 04:32:32
    Yes, I tried to build a flying machine
    Yes i have. It was fun. Burn off a lot of energy trying to lol. Mom appreciated that cause we came in the house and went right to sleep lol.
  • mckayla 2012/08/18 04:23:52
    Yes, I tried to build a flying machine
    None of these... What idiot does those when you can jump off a bed >.<
  • Terran Sherwood 2012/08/18 03:05:30
    Yes, I tried to build a flying machine
    Terran Sherwood
    I tried my best, but Cardboard technology hasn't been honed nearly enough to accomplish it for long. Should have splurged and got some 2X4 tech instead.
  • Royo 2012/08/18 02:04:41
    Uh... No
    Yea, my childhood was really destroyed due to my maturity. :/
  • Jen 2012/08/18 01:26:00
    Uh... No
    My brother pretended to fly many times with his Batman cape. I was tomboyish as a kid and climbed trees.
  • No One 2012/08/18 00:42:44
    Yes, I tried to build a flying machine
    No One
    At one point I tried to make some wings out of paper and then tape them to the sleaves of my shirt and then flap my arms in order to fly and of course I found that it did not work.
  • mblack 2012/08/17 22:53:37
    Yes, I tried to build a flying machine
    Jumping off roofs in the 80s. cardboard wings, wooden wings, trash bags duct taped together, helicopter contraption. All Fails.
  • Tony Cicarella 2012/08/17 21:14:56
    Yes, I tried to build a flying machine
    Tony Cicarella
    I built wings to mount on my bike and imagined if I went fast enough I would take off! Never got off the ground but in my imagination I soared! LOL
  • NinodeBoer 2012/08/17 21:11:29
    Yes, with a bunch of balloons
    With a umbrella, jumped of the shed after seeing Mary Poppins.
  • ♥ Amy ♥ Is Home♥ 2012/08/17 20:51:47 (edited)
    Yes, with a bunch of balloons
    ♥ Amy ♥ Is Home♥
    of course... doesn't everyone? hahah with fairy dust =)
    I used to put a towel around my neck and jump off the garage... see this kid kinda knows what i mean...
    towel superman cape
  • Fef 2012/08/17 20:42:39
    Yes, with a bunch of balloons
    who hasn't?
  • Papilio 2012/08/17 20:11:20
    Uh... No
    I tried to jump
  • it'skrissie!d:) 2012/08/17 17:55:49
    Yes, I waited for the aliens to pick me up
    I loved Peter Pan when I was little, so I thought that if I believed I could fly, I could. To this day, I am not sure. Maybe I didn't hope enough. :)
  • The_Red-fox 2012/08/17 17:51:39
    Yes, with a really big kite
  • bill.fife.3 2012/08/17 17:49:19 (edited)
    Yes, I tried to build a flying machine
    I studied early pioneer aviation and built a rough copy of an early homebuilt design using scrap lumber and wagon wheels. It never lifted off or anything near, but I was able to sit in it and roll downhill as if rolling down a runway. I was eight. Other kids were building carts and soapbox racers which even with no power were much faster.

    Santo Dumont Demoiselle

    During these early years when I was still small I looked up various species of large bird to see if there was one large enough to train with the thought of riding it like a pony. I like to think I at least got as close as possible to finding what may have worked.
    Great Hornbill
    Wandering Albatross Argentavis magnificens
  • David 2012/08/17 16:51:48
    Uh... No
    But I tried. Busted my head open twice, needing stitches each time.
  • kjos137 2012/08/17 16:03:42
    Yes, I waited for the aliens to pick me up
    I jumped off a chair and fractured my arm when I was five or six. I never tried to fly again.
  • harasnicole 2012/08/17 15:54:12 (edited)
    Uh... No
    I wasn't stupid.
  • phil 2012/08/17 15:31:41
    Yes, I tried to build a flying machine
    Ha. Never worked. Oh those fun but foolish dsys
  • hardspace 2012/08/17 15:25:30
    Yes, with a bunch of balloons
    But not balloons with my new tennis shoes after watching the commersial when i was 4 yrs old
  • ♥ Amy ♥... hardspace 2012/08/17 20:55:31
    ♥ Amy ♥ Is Home♥
    were they pf flyers?
  • hardspace ♥ Amy ♥... 2012/08/20 04:55:54
    actually they were keds
  • Buoyant Leadraft 2012/08/17 15:18:22
    Yes, I tried to build a flying machine
    Buoyant Leadraft
    I also jumped off the roof with an umbrella once... both had bad outcomes! :-/
  • Robshock 2012/08/17 15:00:41 (edited)
    Uh... No
    I did not ride the short bus.

  • nate 2012/08/17 14:31:25
    Yes, I tried to build a flying machine
    I didn't build a flying machine, but it was the closest thing listed to flying on an airplane. I have attempted, and succeeded at flying in an airplane during my childhood, so I've flown yes.
  • Buoyant... nate 2012/08/17 15:19:34
    Buoyant Leadraft
  • Beate Zuernt 2012/08/17 14:26:24
    Uh... No
    Beate Zuernt
    I hope my brother, to whom I have no contact isnt afraid anymore of planes and flying.
  • mk, Smartass Oracle 2012/08/17 14:07:03
  • Quiet-is-feared 2012/08/17 13:55:00
    Yes, with a bunch of balloons
    Yes, many many times I tried.
  • Kingarthurup 2012/08/17 13:21:40
    Uh... No
    none of the above... it was the living room floor for me.
  • Dugard 2012/08/17 11:20:33
    Uh... No
    I wanted to be a ninja. And ninjas don't fly.
  • Corsair 2012/08/17 11:07:17
    Yes, with a really big kite
    Close, it was more like a glider.

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