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Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 03/ 7/2011

'Up' house in real life: Balloons carry building away (Video)

By Melissa Bell
This is not the house. It is the winner of last year's Peeps contest. This year's contest has just started. Go diorama crazy here. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post)

Just when it's Monday morning and all is rainy and dreary in the world and there's nothing but bleak cynicism in your outlook, along comes a little magic to warm the cockles of your heart:

The house was built for the new National Geographic tv show "How Hard Can It Be?" According to Gizmodo, the house reached 10,000 feet and flew for about one hour. I wonder how they got it down.

Now they just need to make that talking dog collar. Get at it, scientists.

By Melissa Bell  | March 7, 2011; 10:24 AM ET
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Posted by: Hsten | March 7, 2011 6:30 PM | Report abuse

Hsten, thank you! I love that.

Posted by: Melissa Bell | March 8, 2011 2:44 PM | Report abuse

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