If you haven't seen the movie Up, it is about a old guy that flew a house with balloons....it is not that bad.
National Geographic did their own little experiment on the 5th of March 2011 and it will air on tv later in the year about their self made "UP" house that actaully flies.
It had 300 weather balloons carrying it up to 10,000 feet for one hour from a American airport.
They even had their own "Russel" at the the event.
If you didn't say "Aaaahhhhhhh" when you saw this picture, there must be something wrong with your cute detector.