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Friday, November 27, 2009

Mystery Pic 105: What is it?

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Blogger Sonja Nelson said...

Is it a British Colonial armchair?

Friday, November 27, 2009 8:59:00 PM  
Blogger MasKeo13 said...

It's a chair that Panasonic or some company sent up with a high altitude weather ballon type air craft...:0)

Friday, November 27, 2009 9:38:00 PM  
Blogger Bartzilla! said...

That's a chair. It appears to be in orbit and floating above a frozen tundra. It looks as if it could be Earth, above the ice caps. It does not look safe to sit in, though in an area where gravity is the primary force, it may be comfortable enough to play some console games for a short amount of time.

Friday, November 27, 2009 10:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Dan H. said...

It's a chair suspended by a helium balloon, as a part of a commercial by Toshiba.

Friday, November 27, 2009 10:30:00 PM  
Blogger Andy said...

It's the chair, from Toshiba's film/commercial "Space Chair" ad campaign promoting its new 2010 REGZA SV LCD TV series, Toshiba's first with LED backlight and local dimming. The ad follows the journey of "an ordinary living room chair" to the edge of space before falling back to Earth where the ground crew relied upon a GPS beacon to locate the craft.

The chair took 83 minutes to reach an altitude of 98,268 feet and just 24 minutes to fall back to earth.

Friday, November 27, 2009 11:03:00 PM  
Blogger dzer0 said...

Toshiba 'Chair Space Project'

Friday, November 27, 2009 11:20:00 PM  
Blogger Karappo said...

A chair :-D
and a viral video

Friday, November 27, 2009 11:27:00 PM  
Blogger Dover said...

Canada's space program

Saturday, November 28, 2009 1:00:00 AM  
Blogger Flammy said...

A balsa wood chair that was specially made to be taken to the edge of space by a weather balloon. It weights under the FAA limit of 10 pounds (I think) so it did not require any special registration or anything.

(yes i have seen it before :P)

Saturday, November 28, 2009 2:30:00 AM  
Blogger Paul said...

The seat of Heaven

Saturday, November 28, 2009 5:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's from a Toshiba laptop advert.

Saturday, November 28, 2009 5:19:00 AM  
Blogger Hjalmar said...

Balsa wood chair support by balloon in outer reaches of the atmosphere.

Saturday, November 28, 2009 5:34:00 AM  
Blogger Andrew said...

It's a real chair (albeit light weight) suspended from a balloon very high up. It is from a Toshiba advert. See here:

Andrew McCann.

Saturday, November 28, 2009 5:57:00 AM  
Blogger Andrew said...

Try again.
It's a real (albeit light weight) chair suspended from a balloon and very high up. It is an image from a Toshiba advert. See here:

Andrew McCann.

Saturday, November 28, 2009 5:59:00 AM  
Blogger Ralph said...

The Space Chair Project:

Saturday, November 28, 2009 5:59:00 AM  
Anonymous iceman6 said...

A "Space Chair" .. advertising stunt by Toshiba. You are gonna get a LOT of right answers. For the "making of" video see:

Saturday, November 28, 2009 6:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is a still from the bravia TV commercial. The idea itself has been "stolen" by a competition between students, who are doing this since a few years now. One example amongst many:

Saturday, November 28, 2009 6:22:00 AM  
Blogger marty said...

Mystery Pic 105
Toshiba Space Chair Project Ad

Marty Salin
Bangkok Thailand

Saturday, November 28, 2009 6:31:00 AM  
Blogger csn said...

It's the space chair advertising for the LCD REGZA SV television from Toshiba. The armchair took 83 minutes to climb to an altitude of more than 29 km propelled by a helium balloon.

Cristiano Sandels Navarro
Milan - Italy

Saturday, November 28, 2009 6:36:00 AM  
Blogger csn said...

It's the space chair advertising for the LCD REGZA SV television from Toshiba. The armchair took 83 minutes to climb to an altitude of more than 29 km propelled by a helium balloon.

Cristiano Sandels Navarro
Milan - Italy

Saturday, November 28, 2009 6:37:00 AM  
Blogger csn said...

Post scriptum

Helium balloon videos is maybe something new in advertising but not in absolute sense. Have a look at this video from 1960

also as a video to the boards of canada - dayvan cowboy here:

Cristiano Sandels Navarro

Saturday, November 28, 2009 6:46:00 AM  
Anonymous DEBBIE GETTER said...


Saturday, November 28, 2009 6:46:00 AM  
Blogger Isaac said...

Sitting on top of the world

Saturday, November 28, 2009 7:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Ron said...

That's the star of the upcoming movie "2010- A Space Oddity"

Saturday, November 28, 2009 7:02:00 AM  
Blogger Jason said...

That's one giant seat for mankind.

Saturday, November 28, 2009 7:11:00 AM  
Blogger Kevin Keyser said...

This is a chair that was taken up to near space via balloon.

Saturday, November 28, 2009 7:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is a chair floating in the outer reaches of the atmosphere, suspended by a balloon or balloons

Saturday, November 28, 2009 7:21:00 AM  
Blogger EdR said...

It's Toshiba's 'Space Chair' ad - an ad for Toshiba’s SV REGZA LCD TV and Satellite T series laptops.


Saturday, November 28, 2009 7:51:00 AM  
Anonymous B. Banks said...

it is the Toshiba Space Chair Project.

Saturday, November 28, 2009 8:30:00 AM  
Blogger Del said...

Looks like a 'high chair' to me

Saturday, November 28, 2009 8:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Toshiba Space Chair Project

Saturday, November 28, 2009 9:10:00 AM  
Anonymous gary k said...

chair sent up by balloon

Saturday, November 28, 2009 9:19:00 AM  
Blogger Robert said...

Chair tethered to a high altitude ballon.

Saturday, November 28, 2009 9:22:00 AM  
Blogger kalmanbela said...

It is the "Space Chair" commercial
of Toshiba (

Saturday, November 28, 2009 9:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Sully in Alaska said...

It's Santa's chair above the North Pole....

Saturday, November 28, 2009 10:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God's no longer watching over us!

Saturday, November 28, 2009 10:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Matthew said...

*insert movie voice-over guy voice here*


Saturday, November 28, 2009 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

William Shatner's Command Seat as designed by Since he no longer commands the NSS Enterprise.

Saturday, November 28, 2009 5:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nuts to the above evidence. I say it is an outtake from Howard the Duck.

Saturday, November 28, 2009 6:55:00 PM  
Blogger Marc Thompson said...

Front row seat to watch the space shuttle docking with the space station.
BYO space suit. Popcorn optional.

Saturday, November 28, 2009 7:23:00 PM  
Blogger BnT ranch said...

college students sent it up via ballon

Saturday, November 28, 2009 8:49:00 PM  
Blogger Janet said...

Sittin' on top of the world.

Saturday, November 28, 2009 10:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's where they seat you when you mis-behave on a major airline!

Saturday, November 28, 2009 11:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Christopher Reeves would use this chair in the Superman movies for the flying above earth scenes.

Monday, November 30, 2009 1:35:00 AM  
Anonymous term papers said...

Oh, it is my chair)))
Nice picture! Thank you! ;)

Monday, November 30, 2009 7:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Atomus33 said...

God than went to the bathroom.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009 3:33:00 PM  

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