You know that house from ’Up’? It really does fly!

The clever folks over at National Geographic thought it would be a bit of a lark to actually build a house like the one in the wonderful Disney movie ‘Up’ and see if it really would fly using helium balloons.

So here’s a reminder of how it looks in the film:

and here’s what National Geographic managed:

Yes, its only a 16′ x 16′ mockup, but it did reach an altitude of 10,000 feet and flew for approximately an hour.

Now that’s cool!

Stuart McIntyre is a Senior Strategist at Fostering Community Limited. He curates a number of product-focused news sites, is a lapsed podcaster, founded the Social Connections user group and regularly speaks at conferences and events. This blog represents his own slightly-eccentric and usually-controversial opinions!