To infinity and beyond!
Kite Surfer Goes Way Too High, Nears Sun Like Icarus

Seemingly haven forgotten he’s not a paraglider, this is a video of a Brazilian kite surfer circling higher and higher into the sky on his way to Oz. That looks terrifying. Did he know what he was doing, or did he get caught in an updraft? How close was he to dying? Closer than the time I almost got struck by lightning? Thank God I made Ben Franklin hold the kite string! True story: he invented bifocals because Zeus stole his vision.

Thanks to JustA, who agrees there should be a pilot’s license required to operate one of those kites.