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Balloon Boy's family was on ABC's 'Wife Swap'

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Is everybody in America famous? That’s the feeling you get upon learning that today’s crazy story of the Colorado-based boy who was thought to be whisked away inside a giant balloon and has now been found inside his home was also a contestant on ABC’s Wife Swap. According to the AP, the six-year-old child Falcon Heene, previously the subject of a manhunt across Colorado, was on last year’s Wife Swap with his parents Mayumi and Richard Heene and his two brothers Bradford and Ryo. The family was featured on Season Five, highlighted for their obsession with storms and their practice of pulling their children out of school to take them on storm chasing missions to prove Richard’s theory about magnetic fields and gravity. Their episode aired in March.

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