Paper Planes In The Sky, I Can Go Twice As High: Samsung Drops SD-Card Laden Paper Airplanes From 22-Miles Up

February 2, 2011


Seen here looking suspiciously like Rodney Dangerfield's lovechild, a man explains Samsung's experiment to drop 200 paper airplanes from 36,500 meters (119,750 feet or ~22 miles) above Germany. Each plane contains a Samsung SD card with messages uploaded from people who visited their website. Mine reads, "SUCK IT, ALIENS!" Allegedly planes traveled all the way to Sydney, Australia; Khabarovsk, Russia and Bangalore, India, although I suspect they're actually all at the bottom of the ocean or in a shark's stomach. The feat was performed with the intention of demonstrating just how "magnet-proof, shock-proof and waterproof" the SD cards are, but I suspect it'll actually demonstrate just how small and hard to find they they are. Just sayin', you know how many memory cards filled with nude Myspace-style mirror shots of myself I've lost? TENS. Plus a couple external hard drives. And at least one briefcase of Polaroids.

Please note: if you find one of the planes you're encouraged to contact Samsung with your info yell 'HOLY SHIT IT'S A BOMB!' and call the police.

Hit the jump for a video of the planes being released.

Official Viral Marketing Project Site

Thanks to Bradley, Karen, marsh-monster and Jackson, who agree polluting is not the way to sell SD cards.

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