How incredibly magical is this? This past weekend, in an attempt to set a world record, National Geographic recreated the floating house from the Pixar film Up:
On March 5 at dawn, National Geographic Channel and a team of scientists, engineers, and two world-class balloon pilots successfully launched a 16' X 16' house 18' tall with 300 8' colored weather balloons from a private airfield east of Los Angeles, and set a new world record for the largest balloon cluster flight ever attempted. The entire experimental aircraft was more than 10 stories high, reached an altitude of over 10,000 feet, and flew for approximately one hour.
(Via Say Yes to Hoboken and My Modern Met)