How Many Friggin’ Balloons Would It Take To Lift Up Your House

“In short, ‘Up’ was a landmark film, both beautifully rendered and beautifully told. The film follows curmudgeon Carl Fredricksen, who attaches balloons filled with helium to his home until he and it are lifted away on an exotic adventure. As a company that deals with homes, Movoto Real Estate had to ask: How many balloons does it take to lift a house? Fortunately, great minds have already tackled the question. This, however, didn’t stop us from building on fellow balloon enthusiasts’ work and calculating how many balloons it would take to lift some of the world’s most famous structures–imaginary or not. Before we get to the fun, we’ll recap how others have attempted to tackle this question.” w/ photos

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