Thought the premise of Up was a little far-fetched? Think again.

Because an American petrol station owner and an Iraqi adventurer have managed to recreate it. Well, almost.

It wasn't a house they were flying, but a few garden chairs. But they did do it using a bunch of helium-filled party balloons:

helium balloons

Kent Couch and Fareed Lafta set off from Oregon on Saturday, hoping to fly 360 miles across Idaho and into Montana. Their mission sadly had to be aborted after seven hours, however, when thunderstorms forced them to land near a reservoir 30 miles from their starting point.

Never mind, fellas - we think Carl Fredricksen would still be very proud.