Obama Bobblehead Launched Into Stratosphere (Romney, Too)
The U.S. presidential campaign was a political rollercoaster ride for Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, but it couldn't compare to the ride their bobblehead dolls took earlier this week.
On Monday (Nov. 5) — the day before President Obama defeated Romney to win a second term in the White House — a group of California schoolkids launched bobbleheads of the two candidates to the stratosphere aboard a high-altitude balloon.
Middle and high school students in the Earth to Sky Calculus club launched a bobblehead of Mitt Romney into the stratosphere on Nov. 5, 2012 (one day before Election Day) using a weather balloon.
"We estimate that the balloon reached 120,000 ," Earth to Sky Calculus, a group of middle- and high-schoolers from Bishop, Calif., wrote on Facebook Wednesday. "It was a crystal clear, gorgeous fall day in the western United States!"