GARLIC BREAD WENT TO SPACE

Not a Photoshop
Screenshot: Tom Scott (YouTube)
Hot LinksHot LinksWe spend way too much time on the internet

This is something that honestly wouldn’t have ever occurred to us, but is damn entertaining to watch: YouTuber Tom Scott got together with “Barry from My Virgin Kitchen and Steve from Random Aerospace” to send a loaf of garlic bread straight into space. Scott explains on his YouTube channel: “This started as a conversation in a pub a few weeks ago, and turned into one of the more ridiculous videos I’ve ever done. We send home-made garlic bread skyward on a balloon; exposed it to the stratosphere, 35km up; successfully returned it to earth in a protective box; and then ate it. It tasted… cold.”

Using a weather balloon, the men put half a loaf of garlic bread on top of a box headed for space, leaving the other half of the loaf of garlic bread for Earth. Thanks to a camera, we get to see the garlic bread’s amazing travels, nearly exiting the atmosphere completely before the balloon breaks and it plummets to Earth, as a special cover pops over to protect the bread in its crash-landing. Find out how the space bread tasted, besides cold, in this well-worth-watching video.

Advertisement

Share This Story

About the author

Gwen Ihnat

Gwen Ihnat is the Editorial Coordinator for The A.V. Club.