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Meatier Than A Meteor: Bakers Send Pie Into Space


Ben Taub

Freelance Writer

clockDec 19 2016, 09:49 UTC

Space Pie. YouTube/BBC News

You may want to loosen your asteroid belt, because pie-makers from St Helens in England have sent a meat and potato pie into the stratosphere in honor of the World Pie Eating Championship, which takes place this week.

The pastry was attached to a weather balloon and launched to pie altitude, in an attempt to see how its journey to the cosmos affects its molecular structure.


Reaching a height of around 30,000 meters (100,000 feet), the pie was expected to freeze as it rose before being cooked by the heat generated by its return to Earth. However, after landing in a field 61 kilometers (38 miles) from its launch site, the pie was discovered to have survived its expedition without being baked.

Feast your eyes on the astro-nom-ical video below.

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