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Tom Scott sends garlic bread up to the edge of space, and then eats it

More educative entertainment from Tom Scott, from back before coronavirus:

This started as a conversation in a pub a few weeks ago, and turned into one of the more ridiculous videos I’ve ever done. We send home-made garlic bread skyward on a balloon; exposed it to the stratosphere, 35km up; successfully returned it to earth in a protective box; and then ate it. It tasted… cold.

One response to “Tom Scott sends garlic bread up to the edge of space, and then eats it”

  1. There is scope for some real science here. How did the garlic bread respond to being irradiated/bombarded by ionising radiation/particles in the upper atmosphere? I suspect that the Earth’s magnetic field would protect it from the solar wind, but it may have been preserved by radiation so as to make it edible for longer. When you repeat the experiment please send with it a Geiger counter and recorder to measure background radiation levels.

    I will be interested to know if Tom is nominated for a Nobel Prize.

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