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'Up' Validation: Yes, You Can Make a House Float with Balloons, and Here's Proof


Good news, old, stubborn men living in a house amidst rising urban construction: it turns out attaching helium balloons to your house is an effective means of escape. The National Geographic Channel's upcoming series How Hard Can it Be? attached 300 eight-foot weather balloons to a 16'x16' house and, as you can see, were successful at getting the admittedly bare bones shanty to 10,000 feet. Though, without a moving, loss-of-love backstory to the event, what's the point, really?

See some video of the Up re-enactment under the cut.

They should test Cars next.

More photos here. (Thanks, Francesca.)

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