I have no explanation for why the MythBusters didn’t get to this first. NBC’s Lester Holt reported yesterday that, as part of an upcoming National Geographic Channel series called How Hard Can It Be? that will premiere this fall, a group of people in Southern California launched a house into the air with balloons, just like Carl Fredricksen.
Well, OK, not just like Carl, because this group had to deal with the actual laws of physics. The house in question was only a frame and smaller than real houses, and the balloons used were of the weather variety, but still. The aircraft thus created was more than ten stories high, soared to a height of over 10,000 feet, and stayed up for about an hour.
Now I want to see what Adam, Jamie, Kari, Grant and Tory would do with the task.