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National Geographic builds Pixar's Up floating house
Did the floating house from Pixar's animated film Up inspire you to fly to South America? This weekend, somewhere east of Los Angeles, a house tied to 300 helium-filled balloons flew 10 stories in the air. Each of the 8' weather balloons contained an entire container of helium. Inspired by Up, a crew from National Geographic Channel's new show How Hard Can it Be? filmed the house reaching an altitude of 10,000 feet. The 16' x 16' house remained airborne for an hour, presumably not weighed down by an old man, a Wilderness Explorer, or a talking dog.
[Photo courtesy National Geographic Channel via My Modern Met ]
Thanks to Legal Nomads' Jodi Ettenberg for the link.