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Disney's 'Up' House Created In Real Life

Hits: 15555 | Rating: (2.6) | Category: Misc. | Added by: fancylad
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Male, 18-29, Southern US
 2994 Posts
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 6:41:27 PM
when and where did it land? and after how much flight time?

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 473 Posts
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 2:28:57 PM
Millions of people are out of work and THIS is what the country is worried about?! And where the hell is the FAA?

Female, 18-29, Europe
 1446 Posts
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 2:17:16 AM
this made me smile ^_^

Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 5220 Posts
Monday, March 07, 2011 9:56:37 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.

Male, 18-29, Canada
 487 Posts
Monday, March 07, 2011 8:16:00 PM

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.

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 736 Posts
Monday, March 07, 2011 6:10:03 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

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 736 Posts
Monday, March 07, 2011 5:53:25 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

Female, 18-29, Canada
 381 Posts
Monday, March 07, 2011 4:47:09 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$

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 515 Posts
Monday, March 07, 2011 4:45:22 PM
hope their enjoying the last of the worlds helium reserves

Male, 13-17, Western US
 2349 Posts
Monday, March 07, 2011 4:22:59 PM
So yeaaah, would hate to wake up and find a little yellow house crashed on top of my car in the morning.

Male, 18-29, S. America
 15499 Posts
Monday, March 07, 2011 4:07:09 PM
A tiny yellow house is nice but what about a entire city?

Male, 18-29, Western US
 116 Posts
Monday, March 07, 2011 2:54:20 PM
well what do i know. I only have a p.h.d....in everything. ever......

Male, 18-29, Europe
 497 Posts
Monday, March 07, 2011 2:53:06 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?

Male, 18-29, Asia
 354 Posts
Monday, March 07, 2011 2:41:30 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.

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 736 Posts
Monday, March 07, 2011 2:19:09 PM
I just noticed the grammatical errors in my post, no flames please.

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 736 Posts
Monday, March 07, 2011 2:17:21 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.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 3672 Posts
Monday, March 07, 2011 2:15:12 PM
Thanks madest, fivezones - I knew I couldn't have been the only I-A-B'er miffed by that.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 157 Posts
Monday, March 07, 2011 2:12:32 PM
this is not crap... very cool and a great waste of valuable resources

Male, 18-29, Europe
 497 Posts
Monday, March 07, 2011 2:09:11 PM

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 ^^

Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 147 Posts
Monday, March 07, 2011 1:04:13 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.....

Male, 18-29, Western US
 116 Posts
Monday, March 07, 2011 12:47:16 PM
mcmals hopefully your just being a troll, because that was one of the dumbest things I have ever read.

Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6465 Posts
Monday, March 07, 2011 12:38:10 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.

Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 11735 Posts
Monday, March 07, 2011 12:18:02 PM
That house was real like a bumper car is a real car. Fail. Fail. Fail.

Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 147 Posts
Monday, March 07, 2011 11:35:22 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

Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 5220 Posts
Monday, March 07, 2011 11:26:44 AM
Cant even see it because of ABC's banner crap.

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