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Team Of Legends Launch A Plate Of Vegemite Toast To 'The Edge Of Space'

Team Of Legends Launch A Plate Of Vegemite Toast To 'The Edge Of Space'

Vegemite is a pretty sacred food product in Australia, alongside Lamingtons, the humble Pavlova, fairy bread, chicken parmies, barramundi and a burger with 'the lot'.

We're constantly trying to prove to people that yes, in fact, it is delicious when you have the right butter x Vegemite combination.

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As we continue that quest, it seems a team of legends decided to show to the world just how mighty black yeast spread is.

The team from UTS launched a balloon from Muswellbrook in New South Wales and attached a plate carrying two slices of Vegemite toast.

The people behind the incredible feat posted it to Reddit and YouTube saying that they got the payload 'to the edge of space'.

If we're being specific, the edge of space, also called the Karmen Line, is roughly 100kms from the Earth's surface and a high-altitude balloon can usually get to around 30kms.

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So while it's not the 'edge of space', it's still pretty impressive.

People seeing the post were suitably amazed by the feat and praised the people behind the project.

Credit: Gavan Huang/YouTube
Credit: Gavan Huang/YouTube

One person said: "How good is Australia and how good are Australians!?"

Another added: "Australian Space Agency's first launch!"

While one user wasn't as impressed, saying: "This will kick off an intergalactic war. Once that Vegemite is tasted by an alien life form, our offerings will be taken as an indirect attack, possibly the beginning of the end for mankind. Mark my words."

When asked what happened when the balloon was lowered back to the ground, the team revealed that they ate the two slices of space toast.

Credit: Gavan Huang/YouTube
Credit: Gavan Huang/YouTube

"Imagine drenching Vegemite toast with rain water, freezing it then letting it thaw afterwards," is how the team described the taste.

But this isn't the first time some has sent food into space or at least into the upper parts of Earth's atmosphere.

Two years ago, a team decided to launch a bloody meat and potato pie into the sky with incredible results.

It was sent into the heavens ahead of World Pie Eating Championship from Wigan to see if the upper atmosphere changed the molecular structure of the pie.

Bill Kenyon of Ultimate Purveyors from St Helens, who were asked to make the pie, said: "This is the first step to enable mankind to consume pies with more elegance and comfort.

"This pie will be tested to the extreme. It's structural integrity will be tested against the potential rigours of being served by a grumpy pie lady from Wigan or being transported for delivery in a pie van that hits a pothole in Hindley."

Imagine aliens watching us chucking Vegemite and pies into the sky and thinking 'yeah, let's skip this planet'.

Featured Image Credit: Reddit/gavanization

Topics: Community, Food, Australia

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

 

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