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On Saturday morning, March 5, National Geographic Channel and a team of scientists, engineers & two world-class balloon pilots successfully launched a 16' X 16' house 18' tall with 300 8' colored weather balloons, and set a new world record for the largest balloon cluster flight ever attempted. (PRNewsFoto/National Geographic Channel)

VIDEO: Just Like In 'Up', House Floats Into Sky Under 300 Balloons

Mar 8, 2011

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Our pal Linda Holmes over at Monkey See was ahead of us in noting this news from the lighter side (pun intended) of things. But the video is well worth watching if you want a bit of relief from the serious stuff.

National Geographic Channel's How Hard Can It Be? show decided to see if it could use balloons to float a whole house — just like in the Pixar movie Up.

The answer: yes.

Here's the video:

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