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Dad Sends Kids Toys Into Outer Space, Films The Entire Trip
If you were lucky enough to have a childhood which involved firing plastic bottles into the air and pretending they were rockets, then consider your parents awesome. Although to be honest, they might pale in comparison Nicholas L and the special effort he's put in to enthrall his 3 children.
Having casually agreed to their request that he send their favourite toys into space (Bad Piggy from Angry Birds and Hello Kitty), he spent weeks researching the various tools you'd need to achieve such a feat. In short, it was a massive challenge but driven by his desire to not break a promise to his kids, he set about fulfilling their extraordinary request.
It required weather balloons from the US, an iPhone, a battery, a GPS tracker from Hong Kong and two GoPro cameras and even then Nicholas wasn't sure it was going to work. But amazingly enough, thanks to his careful planning and attention to detail not only did Bad Piggy & Hello Kitty make it 20,000m above sea level they came back in one piece as well. Finding them on the way back down wasn't so easy, the high altitude had frozen the GPS tracker so the family had to travel 300km before they were reunited with their extended toy family. You can see the entire journey of Bad Piggy & Hello Kitty below, a true Toy Story if ever we've seen one.