So the balloon boy was a hoax eh.
This was said about Richard Heene, the mastermind (and I use the term loosely) behind the hoax, by an attorney for the case:
"Heene believes the world is going to end in 2012," she said. "Because of that, he wanted to make money quickly, become rich enough to build a bunker or something underground, where he can be safe from the sun exploding."
And thats the most rational thing I've heard all day.
I hope they lock him up for a long time for being crazy and exploiting his children... er... that is, as long as his jail cell is above ground, and wouldn't withstand the explosion from the sun.