Pedro Guessed How High A Balloon Could Fly, So He Gets To Go To Space Next Year

Some super lucky people win cars, and some win money, while the rest of us are happy to win a jar of jellybeans for guessing how many there are. And then there's this guy: "Pedro" from Brazil (the only information given about him) won a trip to space today, and all he had to do was guess how high in the atmosphere a balloon got before it burst.

As part of Dutch airline KLM's promotional campaign for their upcoming commercial space tourism expansion, the company released a high altitude balloon yesterday morning and invited would-be astronauts to take a guess at what its apex was. Pedro apparently got closest to guessing the official 31 KM figure, so he'll get to take the hour-long trip on January 1, 2014 to the edge of space, approximately 64 miles above Earth. Jealousy...

Don't worry though, after Pedro and Richard Branson christen private space tourism in a few months, you'll be able to experience it for yourself—if you have a lot of money. Pedro's free excursion is worth $95,000. [KLM,]