We Sent Garlic Bread to the Edge of Space, Then Ate It

We Sent Garlic Bread to the Edge of Space, Then Ate It


This is not going to be a normal video. We’re sending garlic bread
to the edge of space! Loads of people have launched
loads of objects on balloons, usually as publicity stunts. But despite a lot of
breathless press releases those objects haven’t
been launched into space. Most standards organisations agree
that space officially starts at the completely arbitrary
Kármán Line, 100 kilometres up. And balloons like that one
only get about a third of the way there. And we’re definitely not
sending anything into orbit. Orbit requires tens of thousands of
miles-an-hour of speed. That’s what all the rockets are for. – We’re using a weather balloon. It’s a large one, actually, today. We’re going as high as we can
with this payload. It’s very cold on the way up. It gets warmer as you approach
that sort of altitude. So it’s coldest just above the jet stream and then getting slightly warmer again. It gets back down to about zero
about where the balloon will pop. – The idea that all those publicity stunts
actually made it to space is helped by the fact that the fish-eye lens
on some of the cameras that they use means that the curve of the earth
looks a lot more dramatic than it really is at that height. Now we’re using cameras that
correct for that, so what you’ll see on screen
is more or less what you’d see up there. So we’re not saying “space”,
we’re saying “the edge of space”. Which is basically just a marketing term,
but the atmosphere’s so thin up there, about 1% of the pressure at ground level,
that it’s close enough. Why garlic bread? Because it’s delicious, and because someone already sent pizza
up in a balloon a few years ago. – This garlic bread is delicious. It’s homemade.
Well, apart from the baguette. I did some homemade garlic butter on there
with some real nice Parmesan on it. Although I did make it at
5 o’clock this morning! So it’s going to be in near-vacuum. It’s going to be possibly frozen. I mean… We’re going to send half up
in the sky with the balloon and then leave half on earth
for a real comparison taste test. – As it goes up, the atmosphere is getting
thinner and thinner and there’s less and less air pushing in. The balloon itself will
get bigger and bigger. So eventually the balloon will pop and the equipment will
parachute down to the ground and we’ll go and recover it. We normally predict the landing spot
to within about five miles when we launch the balloon. We’re tracking the balloon using some radio trackers. They send a signal with a
GPS position to the ground and that’s put on a map and we chase
the balloon’s predicted landing spot. I’ve done lots of
high-altitude ballooning. I’ve been doing it now for about 10 years. Never lost one. Sent one to
its doom a couple of times. – All sorts of food items have been
launched into the stratosphere. The BBC sent wedding cake up
as part of a children’s show but the punchline at the end was
that no one actually ate it. I’ve yet to find any balloon-launched food
that was actually eaten after landing. And the main reason for that is
you have no idea where it’s going to land,
what it’s going land in, or what animals will have got to it first. – The box I’ve designed has a GPS
and a little servo, and a piece of string and some springs. As it comes down it closes
the servo 1000 metres above the ground. – So now we have to get in our cars
and go chasing the payload. It’s just coming in to land somewhere
about half a mile ahead so, Barry, keep your eyes on the sky. I’ve got to keep my eyes on the road. You reckon we’re okay to park here? Let’s go. – It’s just on the end of that row there. – Let’s do it. – Oh dear!
– I think this is the way. Well, at least we’ve got
two cameras, I suppose. Yay, I think they’re still running. – Oh,there we go.
– Lift it up, oh. – Oh, yes!
– Yeah. – Alright so this is your original? – Yeah, yeah. – That’s really good. – Not bad, right? – Space bread… – Is it cold? – It’s not that much… oh! No, that tore completely differently. So that one ripped;
that one went [tearing sound]. This one went click. – It’s definitely got an icy middle. – Oh wow. – I don’t know. I mean…
– That has been frozen. That’s been frozen in the stratosphere. – You can sorta see the colour
of the middle of them. It’s whiter, isn’t it? – This went to the stratosphere
and I’m eating it! Sort of. Thank you very much to Steve Randall
from Random Aerospace and to Barry Lewis from My Virgin Kitchen. I don’t actually know what I did on this. I’m basically DJ Khaled at this point. – Yeah! Yeah. DJ Garl-ed? No, it didn’t work. I was gonna say garlic bread. – We’re done, we’re good.
– Yes. Sorry. Thank you, folks!

100 Comments

  • Tom Scott

    April 21, 2018

    This is about as close as I get to vlogging. Have a look at Barry's video to see his garlic bread and garlic butter recipes; and if you ever want to send anything to the edge of space, you should definitely hire Steve!

    Reply
  • Jack Hyde

    August 14, 2019

    Why why would you do
    This 😂

    Reply
  • tyrone the prettiest anime girl

    August 14, 2019

    I mean they didn't say it was bad

    Reply
  • henry

    August 15, 2019

    Breaking News: Plane flying from Oslo, Norway, To Toronto, Canada, safely lands in a field after a jam in the engine which seems to be garlic bread; 0 fatalities.

    Reply
  • Nadeshiko Twenty Five

    August 15, 2019

    They should start a bakery and sell ridiculously expensive bread.

    "Serving out of this world bread near you"

    Reply
  • BeastMaster 64

    August 15, 2019

    Astronauts: who the hell ordered garlic bread?

    Reply
  • Stephen Roland

    August 15, 2019

    Interesting that these high altitude balloons land so close from the launch site.
    How interesting is this belief that the earth is spinning at approx 1,000 mph.. And magically everything just stays so calm.
    God has confounded those who think they are wise to beleif such silliness.

    Reply
  • Soloskeleton

    August 15, 2019

    Alternative title: Garlic Bread proves the earth isn’t flat

    Reply
  • Rhys Harries

    August 15, 2019

    should have used self rising flour?

    Reply
  • Dan D

    August 15, 2019

    Tom Scott, this is amazing. I feel some people on YT take themselves way to seriously and this is just amazing. Thanks for letting us join in on the fun!

    Reply
  • nova nova

    August 15, 2019

    i got anxiety when the balloon was tilting

    Reply
  • Llamll 64

    August 16, 2019

    Tre most practical way to freeze food

    Reply
  • nneoma

    August 16, 2019

    dj GARled

    Reply
  • CaptainJackeye

    August 16, 2019

    god damnit now i want garlic bread

    Reply
  • Blood Sword

    August 16, 2019

    Space Toast: Coast to Coast

    Reply
  • Zachary Bowman

    August 16, 2019

    anyone else like the vid before you even watched?

    Reply
  • Jk Jk

    August 16, 2019

    science had to develop for hundreds of years just to send food to the edge of space

    Reply
  • Mayls

    August 16, 2019

    2:29 Space trash

    Reply
  • Ajay Dyavathi

    August 16, 2019

    Are you British?

    Reply
  • Joeski

    August 16, 2019

    aliens : *receive garlic bread*
    aliens : (:
    aliens : *send a different garlic bread back*

    Reply
  • Videogamer12000

    August 16, 2019

    Didn’t Morgz do this?

    Reply
  • i force

    August 16, 2019

    Earth is flat…

    Reply
  • Dragon Jones

    August 16, 2019

    Stop copying Killems idea to get attention

    Reply
  • Lord Crab

    August 16, 2019

    mmmmm tastes like S P A C E

    Reply
  • i Tqzy

    August 17, 2019

    This comment section is gold

    Reply
  • Daniel Rutley

    August 17, 2019

    How do flat earthers explain this!!??

    Reply
  • LoganAnimation

    August 17, 2019

    Imagine it landing on someone and knocks them out and they wake up with some garlic bread

    Reply
  • Bruno José Reolon

    August 17, 2019

    WOW BARRY BARRY BARRY BARRY WOW

    Reply
  • Siddhesh D

    August 17, 2019

    Space debris …..

    Reply
  • Edward Stow

    August 17, 2019

    What happened to my side order of fly vomit, seagull poop and cosmic radiation?

    Reply
  • benp555

    August 18, 2019

    Is this dude 20 or 50

    Reply
  • Glordicus

    August 18, 2019

    this video made me incredibly anxious

    Reply
  • Bowmaker Fox

    August 18, 2019

    S C I E N C E

    Reply
  • dino eldin jr. d. delantar

    August 18, 2019

    Me:in airplane
    Me:opens windows
    Also me:sees garlic bread

    Reply
  • GREAT GREAT GRINDFATHER

    August 18, 2019

    Did you get any superpowers?

    Reply
  • Hush Child

    August 18, 2019

    This gave me anxiety

    Reply
  • drinkbleach everyday

    August 19, 2019

    My brother tried to do this but with no garlic bread and it was in a cemetery

    Reply
  • Richard Santalone

    August 19, 2019

    memes in space
    now that is cool

    Reply
  • Dues Paid Clique

    August 19, 2019

    trespasses to recover stratospheric garlic bread

    gets shot and killed

    Reply
  • dustin massie

    August 19, 2019

    1:15 a flat earthers worst nightmare……

    Reply
  • bahopusa YT

    August 19, 2019

    I'll take the potato chip and eat it!

    Reply
  • Thomas Hubbard Productions

    August 19, 2019

    Imagine being in your UFO and telling your alien friend that there’s a flying garlic bread

    Reply
  • Thomas Hubbard Productions

    August 19, 2019

    When you order Uber Eats on a plane

    Reply
  • aQz is her

    August 19, 2019

    OMG..the earth is flat🤯

    Reply
  • Howard Atkinson

    August 19, 2019

    2:30 The ammount of space junk already up there is honestly terrifying.

    Reply
  • lam delmundo

    August 19, 2019

    I got an idea: how about launching raw pizza to space, then let the heat from atmospheric re-entry cook them on their way to the customers? It'll arrive fresh. They might lose their house, but hey… it's fresh pizza 🤔😂🤣

    Reply
  • Favian Corral

    August 19, 2019

    Ima get a bigger balloon and send myself up there and record it on snapchat and get nibbas jealous

    Reply
  • Imperial Sea 536

    August 20, 2019

    Me: I need sleep
    YouTube: recommends this
    Me: I DONT NEED SLEEP I NEED ANSWERS

    Reply
  • Comment

    August 20, 2019

    New grubhub service looks great

    Reply
  • Kalidou Goloko

    August 20, 2019

    When u have no life

    Reply
  • Nightcore Thunder

    August 21, 2019

    Nobody:
    These three: Eating garlic bread in some farmers field out of the weird box that crash landed there shortly beforehand

    Reply
  • W. Long

    August 21, 2019

    Fish eye lens! That is CLEARLY flat bread filmed with a fish eye lens to make it appear that the bread is rounded.

    Reply
  • Doesitreallymatter

    August 21, 2019

    I would just eat it

    Reply
  • Th3Hav0c PZ5

    August 21, 2019

    its technacily not in space it did not pass the Atmosphere and balloons would obviously pop at a certain height due to pressure

    Reply
  • UncleMatths

    August 21, 2019

    Astronauts:did someone order uber eats

    Reply
  • Jannatul Firdush

    August 21, 2019

    "Sir ,May I have your Order?"
    Me:"I will Take Your Finest Garlic Bread with With The Flovour of Space "
    "Yes,"

    "*Everyone Call NASA we Have an Order to fulfill*"

    Reply
  • M1lkweed 761

    August 21, 2019

    "We sent bread to the edge of space" to the tune of We Flew a Kite in a Public Place

    Reply
  • DJ SxM

    August 21, 2019

    Imagine watching this video when you are hungry at the edge of space

    Reply
  • living letters

    August 21, 2019

    Real talk my dude how cold and or wet was that bread when you ate it.

    Reply
  • Connor Bavedas

    August 21, 2019

    "random aerospace"

    Reply
  • Connor Bavedas

    August 21, 2019

    astronauts: they deliver up here?

    Reply
  • iaxivers

    August 21, 2019

    What about highest eggdrop ever succesfully landed?

    Reply
  • Kyhomi

    August 21, 2019

    MDRRRRR c'est éclaté il à pompé sur Cyrilmp4

    Reply
  • MC PR

    August 22, 2019

    The camera is with the bread

    Reply
  • Red Stunt Double

    August 22, 2019

    The best budget way to cook a garlic bread

    Reply
  • Doge for President 2021

    August 22, 2019

    Nobody:
    The Internet: We Sent Garlic Bread to the Edge of Space, Then Ate It

    Reply
  • EmDieLess

    August 22, 2019

    Imagine it coming back with a letter saying "Thank you for the food, Humans."

    Reply
  • Move Along

    August 23, 2019

    Random recommend video nice

    Reply
  • ɢᴏsᴜ ɢᴇɴᴇʀᴀᴛᴏʀ

    August 23, 2019

    The dust particles tho

    Reply
  • Howard the Alien

    August 23, 2019

    People: earth is flat

    Video: then explain this to me 😉

    Also video: am I a joke to you?

    Earth: am I a joke to you?

    Reply
  • Turtle

    August 23, 2019

    This gives me anxiety

    Reply
  • Patrick Dumapit

    August 23, 2019

    DR stone

    Reply
  • JJ Flash

    August 23, 2019

    This is one of the dumbest things I've ever seen.  Love it.  Ha.  Ha.

    Reply
  • Diamond _Minecrafter

    August 24, 2019

    It takes 8x more then the escape velocity to go to space

    Reply
  • Wr Ench

    August 24, 2019

    You mean the edge of earth i was too much to assume the edge of space

    Reply
  • Devraj Babar

    August 24, 2019

    How much did the project costed??

    Reply
  • hein htet

    August 24, 2019

    It's appearing again on my recommandation. I watched with another acc one year ago. So funny youtube.

    Reply
  • Krishna Harde

    August 25, 2019

    facke vidoe

    Reply
  • not here

    August 25, 2019

    Why does this video have so many dislikes?

    Reply
  • Kim Kookie

    August 25, 2019

    Don’t touch my bread
    dont look down on me

    Anybody get the reference?

    Reply
  • sushi kow

    August 25, 2019

    The garlic bread has anxiety a lot

    Reply
  • Raul the Lumber

    August 26, 2019

    bro this garlic bread is out of the world!

    Reply
  • Justin

    August 26, 2019

    I would have warmed up the rest after initially trying it cold. That whole loaf would have been eaten. I love garlic bread.

    Reply
  • Kddiaz88

    August 26, 2019

    Base on the thumbnail the earth is flat.

    No

    Reply
  • Nathaniel Kencke

    August 26, 2019

    I think I heard somewhere that the Karman line isn't completely arbitrary. It's the approximate point where, to stay that high, an airplane would need to move so fast that it would get more "lift" from the centrifugal force that keeps satellites in orbit than from actual aerodynamic lift.

    Reply
  • XxGachaLOLxX Panda

    August 26, 2019

    British doing this: Altitude, pressure, blah blah
    Mr Beast: *sending 10,000$ to mars

    Reply
  • Shart Bake

    August 26, 2019

    I love garlic bread.

    Reply
  • yimmiechar

    August 26, 2019

    Guess it baked again

    Reply
  • Hot Tutorials

    August 26, 2019

    They are overreacting like so what it's food

    Reply
  • Apollo 2000Gaming

    August 26, 2019

    Plane just crushes it

    Reply
  • Skooby Doofus

    August 26, 2019

    Anybody else here for the Ace Meme?

    Reply
  • Atlantis Buildz

    August 27, 2019

    Stratospheric bread 😂

    Reply
  • Elody Melody

    August 27, 2019

    wtf

    Reply
  • Light_Dawn20091

    August 27, 2019

    Send a message to the god.

    Reply
  • Fliqs

    August 27, 2019

    We sent toilet paper to the edge of space, then used it.

    Reply
  • PopularPlazeGames Frost

    August 29, 2019

    That’s so weird it’s blue sky just a bit lower and it’s pitch black space is so werid

    Reply
  • Hello Mellow

    August 29, 2019

    Imagine if garlic bread just fell in your face

    Reply
  • Mao Zedong

    August 29, 2019

    Why garlic bread. BECAUSE ITS THE FUTURE I'VE TASTED IT!!!!!!

    Reply
  • - Parakeet -

    August 30, 2019

    Dracula has left the chat

    Reply
  • r e j e c t a e d

    August 30, 2019

    then before it got down. a plane hit it lolol

    Reply

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