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Joseph Crocé-Spinelli and Henri-Théodore Sivel, lovers and adventurers, set out in 1875 to break the world record of the highest altitude ever reached via balloon, using supplemental oxygen to overcome the altitude sickness. After floating up to nearly 28,000 feet, the lack of oxygen made them so loopy they forgot to breathe the spare. Thus they became the first people to die in the sky. They were buried together in Pere Lachaise. The monument to them shows the two draped beneath a shroud, their fingers laced together 
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congenitaldisease:

Joseph Crocé-Spinelli and Henri-Théodore Sivel, lovers and adventurers, set out in 1875 to break the world record of the highest altitude ever reached via balloon, using supplemental oxygen to overcome the altitude sickness. After floating up to nearly 28,000 feet, the lack of oxygen made them so loopy they forgot to breathe the spare. Thus they became the first people to die in the sky. They were buried together in Pere Lachaise. The monument to them shows the two draped beneath a shroud, their fingers laced together