With a team of engineers and scientists, it wasn't hard at all. They used 300 gigantic helium balloons to lift up the 1-ton house. Each balloon was eight feet tall and filled with an entire tank of helium! The house measured 16 by 16 by 18 feet. Talk about a massive project!
However, the floating house wasn't a normal dwelling, it was a custom-built gondola made to look like the Up house. Amazingly, it stayed afloat for at least an hour over a remote area in Southern California's High Desert. Eventually, the Up house was brought down.
From the experiment, scientists figured it would be next to impossible to transform a land-locked house into an airborne one with balloons. The idea of a floating house is somewhat scary anyway. A regular person would probably not have the means to build and float a normal house.
If this is just one segment on Nat Geo's upcoming show, it's a safe bet How Hard Can it Be will not be a loser when it premieres in Sept! Readers, are you interested in Nat Geo's show now?
Talk about a great first impression. Taking a beloved film and turning it into a reality has set the bar high. Let's hope the show can deliver!
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