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Date: 03/07/11 09:00 AM

40 Responses to Disney`s `Up` House Created In Real Life

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18499 posts
    March 7, 2011 at 8:58 am
    Link: Disney`s `Up` House Created In Real Life - ...and then flown for National Geographic show.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    March 7, 2011 at 9:06 am

    Where do people get the money for stupid stuff like this?
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    fivezones Male 40-49
    1021 posts
    March 7, 2011 at 9:07 am
    ABC covered the house rising with graphics at the end. ABC Fail. House rising is win.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    March 7, 2011 at 9:14 am
    Thats cool
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    Ches47 Male 18-29
    302 posts
    March 7, 2011 at 9:20 am
    Could you imagine seeing this thing in the air not knowing what it is for?
    I would think I were hallucinating.
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    tn11 Male 18-29
    1587 posts
    March 7, 2011 at 9:24 am
    So many children have just looked at their parents and said, "SEE!! It is possible!"

    This made me think of the last panel of this comic.
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    Oblivia Female 18-29
    812 posts
    March 7, 2011 at 9:28 am
    WHERE WILL IT CRASH!
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    austin1 Male 30-39
    288 posts
    March 7, 2011 at 9:43 am
    All fun and games until it comes down and kills someone.
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    Byfield Male 18-29
    464 posts
    March 7, 2011 at 9:54 am
    When helium goes expensive, this will become way more impressive
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    ADRUNKHOBO Male 18-29
    295 posts
    March 7, 2011 at 10:05 am
    AAAAAAAAAAAND there goes the last of our helium resources.
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    mts2457 Female 18-29
    535 posts
    March 7, 2011 at 10:33 am
    near freezing temps in a california desert, oh boo hoo
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    March 7, 2011 at 10:53 am
    What a colossal waste of time and money.
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    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    March 7, 2011 at 11:05 am
    pointless because it wasn`t a "real" house...
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    Nebbie Male 18-29
    864 posts
    March 7, 2011 at 11:10 am
    That house has to come down sometime. The question is, on whose real house?
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    Nebbie Male 18-29
    864 posts
    March 7, 2011 at 11:16 am
    "Most movie goers who saw "Up!" simply said, `How amazing!`"

    Actually, I`m pretty sure nobody said that. Nobody`s mystified by CGI anymore.
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5196 posts
    March 7, 2011 at 11:26 am
    Cant even see it because of ABC`s banner crap.
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    mcmals Female 18-29
    146 posts
    March 7, 2011 at 11:35 am
    this is ridiculous.....helium, just like other natural resources is limited, and is used on MUCH more important things like MRI machines and other medical technologies.....it shouldn`t be wasted on crap like this
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    March 7, 2011 at 12:18 pm
    That house was real like a bumper car is a real car. Fail. Fail. Fail.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    March 7, 2011 at 12:38 pm
    Way to go with the banner ABC. Nice to be able to read what I`m looking at while it happens! Maybe you should consider moving to newspapers because you clearly haven`t grasped the concept of TV.
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    pajogu Male 18-29
    113 posts
    March 7, 2011 at 12:47 pm
    mcmals hopefully your just being a troll, because that was one of the dumbest things I have ever read.
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    mcmals Female 18-29
    146 posts
    March 7, 2011 at 1:04 pm
    actually, pajogu, no I was not being a troll.....look it up, helium is used for a lot of really important things, and it`s not a renewable resource.....I`m just saying, lifting a fake house is one of the more stupid uses of a natural resource I`ve ever heard.....
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    MildCorma Male 18-29
    496 posts
    March 7, 2011 at 2:09 pm
    mcmals

    because the money they paid for that helium isn`t going to go on anything important of course. You have a really narrow minded view of how things work i`m sorry to say. By the same thought process the LHC is bad because it costs alot and isn`t helping to advance cancer research. Nice use of common sense i must say ^^
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    ishkabibbles Male 18-29
    155 posts
    March 7, 2011 at 2:12 pm
    this is not crap... very cool and a great waste of valuable resources
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    Suicism Male 18-29
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    March 7, 2011 at 2:15 pm
    Thanks madest, fivezones - I knew I couldn`t have been the only I-A-B`er miffed by that.
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    AngryYouth Male 18-29
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    March 7, 2011 at 2:17 pm
    Mcmals is correct. There is a shortage of helium here on Earth. Helium is a byproduct of billions of years of decay. Helium is distilled from natural gas that has accumulated in the presence of radioactive uranium and thorium. Therefore` in order to capture the helium the natural gas must be burned, then the helium rises and must be captured. The natural gas in unrecoverably lost.

    The vast majority of Earth`s supply of helium is located within a 250 mile radius of Amarillo, texas. Stars do emit helium, including ours. Our moon is also a plethora of helium. However, obtaining helium by these means is difficult.

    After the U.S. Government used to protect this helium supply. They have since begun to squander it.

    Helium-3, which requires helium, could someday take us to the far reaches of the solar system. However, if helium continues to deplete here on Earth, that dream will be too fiscally challenging to become a reality.
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    AngryYouth Male 18-29
    734 posts
    March 7, 2011 at 2:19 pm
    I just noticed the grammatical errors in my post, no flames please.
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    MCMXCIII Male 18-29
    356 posts
    March 7, 2011 at 2:41 pm
    Next they`ll try and build a Death Star.
    But really, this is a waste of both efforts and resources, just for the sake of entertainment.
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    MildCorma Male 18-29
    496 posts
    March 7, 2011 at 2:53 pm
    Angry youth

    I have several problems with your post. Curiosity is the main drive for scientific advancement. The benefits that this flight could outline are slim but there are benefits. Down the line we could be in need for a piece of research that will use this flight as a demonstration of the feasibility of using helium to transport large goods across the globe for example. There are so many things that are born from curiosity such as this that we can`t just discount them and say "no not you, that`s a waste". Especially when you consider how, compared to fossil fuels, actually Helium is in a pretty darn good shape. You don`t see people lining their cars up and walking to work do you? Or NASA saying "hang on mr murdoch, that satellite is only for entertainment so we can`t justify launching it"? Where do you draw the line? LHC is curiosity based science, want to shut it down as well?
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    pajogu Male 18-29
    113 posts
    March 7, 2011 at 2:54 pm
    well what do i know. I only have a p.h.d....in everything. ever......
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    March 7, 2011 at 4:07 pm
    A tiny yellow house is nice but what about a entire city?


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    ryan99 Male 13-17
    2346 posts
    March 7, 2011 at 4:22 pm
    So yeaaah, would hate to wake up and find a little yellow house crashed on top of my car in the morning.
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    HOBOMOE Male 18-29
    515 posts
    March 7, 2011 at 4:45 pm
    hope their enjoying the last of the worlds helium reserves
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    lemurs366 Female 18-29
    385 posts
    March 7, 2011 at 4:47 pm
    isn;t there a rather unknown but real shortage of helium? i read that if the market were allowed to set the price based on how much was left, 1 normal ballon would cost 100$
  34. Profile photo of AngryYouth
    AngryYouth Male 18-29
    734 posts
    March 7, 2011 at 5:53 pm
    @Mildcorma I wasn`t clear on what exactly I was agreeing with McMals on. I was agreeing with her that there is in fact a shortage of helium. You can refer back to my post.

    Now for my critique of what you have said:

    "Curiosity is the main driving force for scientific advancement," besides money.

    This flight does not serve as an effective test for the feasability of using helium to transport "large goods." Do you listen to what you say? Using helium balloons, or whatever, to transport large goods is fiscally illogical because the cost of helium and the man hours that would go into preparing for each flight.

    Oh, by the way, there are people "lining up their cars and walking to work" as you put it. However, you are more inclined to find people using the RTA system and carpooling for their daily commute. The price of gas will continue to rise.

    You ask me, "Where do I draw the line?" I never said I had a pr
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    AngryYouth Male 18-29
    734 posts
    March 7, 2011 at 6:10 pm
    below rant continued-As far as NASA launching a satellite for entertainment, I don`t have a problem with NASA launching a satellite for a televison station. I`m assuming that was what you meant when you referred to launching a satellite for entertainment. You didn`t mean launching if just for the drat of it did you? Because congress would never authorize funding for sending a satellite to space just to watch it go up, like theose guys and their house. As fas as what LHC is, I have to say you do have me at a disadvantage. I know more about helium than LHC. :-) Most of what I said was suppose to be educational, I doubt everyone knew that.

    Everyone seemed very excited and ready to debate, so I thought it would have been appreciated.

    I don`t think you recognize the very real shortage of helium, you should educate yourself. You are only more aware of the shortage of fossil fuels because it is more relative to your life.

    I think I win, but we can go on all night. I
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    K3vin Male 18-29
    487 posts
    March 7, 2011 at 8:16 pm
    @AngryYouth

    Yay! someone else who knows about the lack of helium... Buy stocks in helium companies people, it`s a by-product of fission which only happens on the sun. Even though it`s the second most abundant element in the universe, the amount on earth is finite.
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5196 posts
    March 7, 2011 at 9:56 pm
    There`s a finite supply of helium, and we are running out. Same goes for copper. But the ones that worry me the most are oil and phosphorus.
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    DeathToLems Female 18-29
    1435 posts
    March 8, 2011 at 2:17 am
    this made me smile ^_^
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    Trypno Male 18-29
    474 posts
    March 8, 2011 at 2:28 pm
    Millions of people are out of work and THIS is what the country is worried about?! And where the hell is the FAA?
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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
    2988 posts
    March 8, 2011 at 6:41 pm
    when and where did it land? and after how much flight time?

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