The balloonists would not be heading home for a few days at least, although when they do they will move fast, having accepted a free trip aboard an Air France Concorde. And now they have other plans. The idea came to Abruzzo in the middle of the night on Thursday, when you would have expected him to be deeply asleep. How about circumnavigating the world by balloon � la Jules Verne's Phileas Fogg? Thirty days is what it should take, he reckons. Anderson is not entirely dismissive. "All great projects start as ideas," he points out.
"Ces merveilleux fous volants," Figaro called them last week: those marvelous flying idiots. Around the world? They're just crazy enough to make it.