The Bermuda Triangle holds a notorious reputation for swallowing up even the most intrepid of travelers -- just ask Amelia Earhart... because she's still alive and well. But the Bermuda Sphere? Well, actually, that's not even a thing. But one nutcase did try to run inside a bubble all the way from Florida to Bermuda last week, because Florida.
Except he failed.
Marathoner Reza Baluchi was en route to Bermuda from Miami in a plastic bubble when the Coast Guard came to his rescue on Oct. 4, pulling him from the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Clearwater, Florida.
On Oct. 1, when the Coast Guard first noticed the sea-sprinter, he was "reportedly disoriented and asking for directions to Bermuda". Concerned about his safety after realizing Baluchi had only brought bottled water, protein bars, a satellite phone, and GPS to fuel his journey, the Coast Guard tried to convince Baluchi to abandon his floating hamster wheel. He refused.
Baluchi finally gave in to exhaustion over the weekend, setting off a locator that prompted Coast Guard aircrew to fly to his aid. A medical check-up at Air Station Clearwater confirmed Baluchi suffered no injuries.