Looking somewhat like a floating black pudding, this massive "airship" really is a site to behold.
The giant 8 Metre tube of light-weight black film works like a hot air balloon, but warmed by the heat of the sun (so thankfully no blowing or pumping to get it airborn!).
The included blurb claims that it can reach altitudes of up to 30,000 feet on a reasonable day, which is pretty damn impressive. I must however confess that my lack of a light-weight altimetre and desire not to freak out any 747 pilots prevented me from testing this claim.
"Why is it pointless?"
Even when we got it to lift a mini-digital camera we couldn't think of a way to take the picture. Excellent, pointless fun.
"Why is it cool?"
The site of a massive floating blackpudding stops traffic (possibly air-traffic).
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