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Levitationarium for Air Flotation of Humans
November 2014 Wacky Patent


U.S. Patent Number: 4,457.507

Patented July 3 1984


Jean St-Germain


Colitz Catchphrase:

“Might this patent have been the inspiration for last year's Academy Award nominee "Gravity?"“

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original patent


This invention relates to an installation to levitate human beings by an upward flow of air, and in particular, to a levitationarium in which air flotation of humans is produced, either for the sole fun and enjoyment of users and spectators or for training, such as to practice free fall by parachutists.

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