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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
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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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Comments

The original story: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeHft0C4c8c

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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