Begs the Question

I’ve always considered National Geographic to be, you know, a serious publication.  A recent news item reported NG’s latest feat: lifting a house 10,000 feet into the air, à la the movie Up.  The 16’x16’ house stayed in the air for over an hour.


Can’t wait for the sequel.  Think they’ll call it Down?



This was written for Friday Flash 55, hosted here by my good friend and favorite nag, G-Man.


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29 Responses to Begs the Question

  1. brian says:

    wow…that is crazy…what happens if a flock of sharp beaked birds fly through!!!

    • PattiKen says:

      Yeah, huh? Or some Piper Cub pilot who’s not paying attention. I can just see it now. “Really, Mr. Allstate, I was hit mid-air by a house. Really…”

  2. G-Man says:

    Nag? NAG?
    Well…..I’ve been called Much Worse!
    Coming from you Patti…It’s an Honor!!
    I Love Stupid Idea 55’s
    Thanks for passing that along.
    I’m so tickled that you have returned to the Friday Funfest…:-)
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

  3. That was most uplifting 😉

  4. Belinda says:

    That’s wild! Always interesting when animation inspires reality (though I wonder how often that happens…). High-flying 55.

    • PattiKen says:

      Hi, Belinda. I bet it happens more often than we’d like to believe. I’ve known many characters who acted like they just stepped out of a Flintstones cartoon…

  5. Crazy! How did they get it down without it falling out of control or hitting something?

  6. Mattison says:

    Ha! “Think they’ll call it Down?” Funny. Great 55!

  7. Tara R. says:

    I’m not a scientist, but I hypothesize that it will take considerably less time for the house to come DOWN, than it did to stay UP.

  8. Jingle says:

    fun facts, love the images..

    another comment disappeared, check your comments..

  9. Titanium says:

    Good one, Patti! I think the sequel could be titled “look, ya’ll, watch this….”

  10. dustus says:

    NG raises the roof instead of the bar 😉

  11. Mama Zen says:

    My daughter saw this on television. I fear that she may insist on giving it a try herself!

    • PattiKen says:

      Yikes. If she tries it, Mama Z, RUN! 😉

      Oh, wait, do mean on herself? Hmmm… Well, there were times in my mothering experience when… No, no, we won’t go there.

  12. Olivia says:

    haha- Can they take some weight? I would have loved to jump in!!
    They won’t need the passport for this- would they??

    Thanks for the nice one on my site- 🙂
    weekend Hugs xx

  13. Kavita says:

    hahahahah… this is awesome, Patti!! I think I am gotta try flying some kites now… I’ve heard that those kite cords are very sharp.. and can cut other cords! Am curious who’ll win then!! 😉

    Hats off to NatGeo for being a rising star.. and to YOU for letting us know! 🙂

  14. PattiKen says:

    “Rising star” – ha, good one, Kavita.

  15. Doctor FTSE says:

    Now that’s a wholly original way of doing a “moonlight flit”!

  16. Jamie Dedes says:

    Pretty and pointless! Ha! Good catch, Patti.

  17. Patti says:

    And from National Geographic! Go figure.

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