Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Look, up in the sky! It's a floating house!

When children watch cartoons, they love to pretend what it would be like to actually experience the adventure. Whether they wanted to be Bugs Bunny being chased by Elmer Fudd or Batman chasing after the Joker. Now group of scientists has made fiction a reality. Taking a cue from the Pixar movie UP! scientist built a custom home in order to see if they could make it fly. It worked. The 16' x 16' x 18' house only needed 300 balloons, each filled with an entire tank of helium, to take off. Each weather balloon measured eight feet tall. The house soared to an altitude of 10,000 feet over the desert east of Los Angeles.

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