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New York’s ‘Flying People’ Become Instant Sensations

On Friday January 27th, the residents of the Big Apple saw something out of this world – Three men flying around the skies of Lower Manhattan.They were not ballet dancers with super human powers, but cleverly camouflaged radio controlled airplanes.

The gimmick was the genius idea of Thinkmodo, a New York company that specializes in creating viral sensations to promote events. This recent one was created to publicize ‘Chronicle’, a movie about three high-school students who discover they have super powers that include, the ability to fly.

As you can imagine, the ‘viral sensation’ was a huge success, despite the fact that one of the  ‘flying’ men seemed to lose his super power mid-flight and had to be fished out of New York City’s Harbor Point. Fortunately for those of us who missed it, there is a great video that captures it.

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