Estimated Time-Suck: 5 minutes (+bonus 2 minute video)
Even if you haven't seen the Disney/Pixar movie "Up!" (and you should), I bet you have seen commercials featuring images like this one:
I would love to be able to fly like that in real life. I didn't think it was possible, but last March, somebody did!
National Geographic sent two lucky balloon pilots 10,000 feet high for an hour in their Up! house. They built a special lightweight house and used hundreds of eight-foot weather balloons. It's all part of a new show they're launching this fall called "How Hard Can it Be?"
Check out this Daily Mail article for more gorgeous pictures.
There's also a YouTube video showing the house and volunteers in action.
(I have not vetted this video, but it's only ~2min long.)
And thanks goes to my friend Seth for posting this story on Pinterest.
Update: I thought you might like these too:
Source: Pinterest (I tried very hard to find the original source, but only ran into tons of dead-ends.)
Source: Discovered on Pinterest. Originally from the baby's mom who blogs at Auburn Soul Photography. (More pics at link.)