Up’s flying house turned into a reality

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This has to make even the most cynical of men smile. For National Geographic’s new show How Hard Can It Be, a team of scientists from Southern California attempted to recreate the flying house from Pixar tear jerker* Up. Using a 16x16 ft yellow house and 300 helium balloons, would this be a resounding failure or a magical feat of science?

(*I’m not saying that I cried during Up, only that the 3D glasses made me tear a bit)

[via /Film. Thanks, Kristina!]