Team of Brits Send Entire Meat Pie into Space

Shelby Rogers

Depending on who makes them, meat pies can be one of the best (or worst) dishes ever put in your mouth. But does it get better once it's been to outer space?

It almost sounds like Dr. Seuss's Green Eggs and Ham, in which Sam I Am begs the narrator to try green eggs and ham in various locations, swearing each location will give him good results. However, a group of scientists and hobbyists sent a pie where no dish has gone before.

"We want to see if the altitude affects [the pie’s] molecular structure and so make it easier to swallow during the competition," Tony Callaghan, one of the organizers, told Metro of the UK. They launched the pie from a Wigan pub.

Sending the pie up via weather balloon also helped promote the World Pie Eating Championship in Wigan on Tuesday.

The pie managed to travel 150,000 feet into the stratosphere before returning to Earth in one piece. Well done to the Sheffield-based pie-oneers! You can watch a behind-the-scenes video here.

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