When Colchester United discovered a Big Mac on their practice grounds, they weren’t sure what to think. For one thing, the burger was strapped to a container and a GoPro camera, which was already bizarre enough. After some investigative research, the team figured out what was really going on.
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ð No, it's a burger from space that landed on @ColU_Official training ground. #ColU #SpaceBurger pic.twitter.com/mmDqoKYmQx
— Super 6 (@Super6) March 29, 2019
YouTuber Tom Stanniland had an idea: he was going to try and send a burger to space. He ordered a Big Mac from McDonald’s and then attempted to send it into space by tying it to a weather balloon. Although the burger reached surprising heightsâaround 26 miles, or 137,280 feetâthe balloon popped and the burger fell back to Earth.
And what do you do with a burger that's been in space? Well you have to try it, right?
— Colchester United FC (@ColU_Official) March 28, 2019
Stanniland did end up trying to eat the burger. He noted that it was very dry.