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

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

The title says it all, really. Thanks to Barry from My Virgin Kitchen – go see him cook and test three different garlic breads here: https://youtu.be/jYPYbIO9BLE – and to Steve from Random Aerospace, http://www.randomengineering.co.uk/Random_Aerospace/Welcome.html ! Pull down the description for more details.

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.

Audio mix by Matt Gray: http://mattg.co.uk
Additional camera by Darren

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69 Responses

  1. Tom Scott says:

    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!

  2. Berika • says:

    If you don’t have a refrigerator, do this.

    • sam neale says:

      3 British guys send garlic bread to the stratosphere and Americans still call a fridge a refrigerator

    • Martin Shepherd says:

      I’m English you numpty.

    • Berika • says:

      sam neale
      Hi Sam Neale. I just wanted you to know that I’m not American. I learned English as a second language, at school. I want to study language in the future. So, those differences are very interesting to me ,thank you for pointing out. Also, meaning of refrigerator is closer to a freezer for me (in my language).

    • Jake Morrison says:

      sam neale
      The Americans invented the refrigerator…

    • Headlock123456789 says:

      sam neale I’m American, right? Well get this! Some of us call it a fridge! Isn’t that something?

  3. Just Boost It says:

    Is there any danger of getting cancer from cosmic radiation while eating a bread from the stratosphere?

    • blindleader42 says:

      Actually, they do.Until the atomic age, cosmic rays were responsible for the relatively steady level of Carbon 14 in the atmosphere. But so what? Some the material of our own bodies is radioactive. The amount of radioactivity produced in this little stunt is not significant.

    • hotelmario510 says:

      No, in the same way that eating a sandwich that’s been through an X-ray scanner, as some workers in office buildings have to do, won’t give you cancer. Radioactive MATERIALS cause cancer by denaturing your DNA. Eating something that’s been exposed to radiation won’t, provided it contains no radioactive material, kill you. In fact, it might even have less bacteria on it.

    • Aiden Beatty says:


    • Fuzzyscarfandmittens says:

      Don’t be silly. You get more radiation from eating a normal banana.

    • Arcticwulf says:

      Radiation doesn’t work that way. Cosmic radiation is basically the Sun sendind the full spectrum of photons from microwaves, visible light, xrays, to gamma rays. So if you kept it there it would burn and be sterilized but would not be radioactive when returned back because there isn’t any atoms breaking down and creating gamma rays or xrays.

  4. General Kenobi says:

    now we need a trebutchet and an army of kenobi’s

  5. Official Vidici says:


  6. Taikamuna says:

    *_G A R L I C B R E A D_*

  7. YoloSwag420 says:

    “You reckon I’m okay to park here?” – easily the most uttered line from my years in the UK

  8. JackTheDaniels says:

    *Important news* : plane crashs after garlic bread is sucked into the engines 😂

  9. Khaffit says:

    Now thats the quality content I am subscribed for
    any other youtiber would have clickbaited the hell out of this and screamed into the camera the whole time

    Thanks for not beeing like that, youtube needs more people like you 😀

  10. KR!RK says:

    Damn it Tom! It’s 1am here and you made me hungry!

  11. Siriusly says:

    _D J G A R L I C_

  12. R Soul says:

    Finally, someone has done this. I have been advocating for a garlic bread launch for years, everyone said I was an idiot, who is laughing now.

  13. Harry Todhunter says:

    New Technology from United Kingdom Space Agency

  14. Ryan Hollinger says:

    I got a strange sense of vertigo… then I got hungry.

  15. GwresYnKernow says:

    “This garlic bread is home made, except for the bread”. Or, “I made this entirely myself, except for most of it”.

  16. Sam Host says:

    Wont it catch any radiation or dust in the air?

  17. Aaron Booth says:

    I think your next video should be sending a lukewarm quiche through a temporal vortex and you eating it two weeks in your past before it has even been made.

  18. Olivia Martin says:

    Makeshift refrigerator

  19. Justin Y. says:

    “I’ve done nothing but send bread into space for three days”

  20. acapellascience says:


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