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Hobbit Hole Recreated with 2,600 Balloons

(Video Link) In 3 days and by using 2,600 balloons, Jeremy Telford, AKA the Balloon Guy, recreated Bag End in his den. It’s a balloon house, and that means comfort. Watch this time-lapse video of its creation. Official Website -via GeekDad

Ira Glass on How to Make Balloon Animals…and Relationships

So This American Life host Ira Glass made an eighteen-minute video about how to make balloon animals, contributing to Rookie Magazine. While making the balloon animals, Glass offers advice for teen girls on topics as diverse as short haircuts, crushes, and, um…intimate subjects. Rookie Magazine writes (emphasis added): Ira Glass is the creator of the [...]

Canine Volleyball

(YouTube link) Rani and Kajol love playing with a balloon -and each other! They manage to keep this one from touching the ground for a good run -but you know what eventually happens to balloons. -via Daily Picks and Flicks

The Missing Links: I’ll Trade You My Ichiro Card For Your Balloon Boy

A Happy Little Remix Recently, Lucas Reilly wrote an awesome article explaining what became of all of the wonderful mountains and rivers and pine trees Bob Ross painted over the years. Now, PBS itself is serving up a bit of happy little entertainment with this Bob Ross remix: * Own the Balloon Boy’s Balloon Remember Balloon Boy? Now you [...]

A Hot Air Balloon Shaped Like Darth Vader

This custom Sith Lord shaped hot air balloon is still casting the shadow of the Dark Side across the globe, flying high since 2007. It was custom made for (surprise!) a huge Star Wars fan from the UK, who actually got approval from the crew at LucasFilm before making this beautiful hot air balloon. The sweetest part [...]

12 Really Forced Portmanteaux That Didn’t Catch On

There are times when one big word can more effectively do the job of two words. These are not those times. 1. Balloonatic (balloon + lunatic)
 A person who is balloon-mad; a balloonist, spec. (Mil. slang) a member of a balloon corps or balloon squadron in the First World War (1914–18).
 When the first manned hot air balloon [...]

Edible Helium Balloon

(Video Link) Chefs at Chicago’s Alinea Restaurant devised a way to shape sugar into balloons, and then inflated the balloons with helium. How do you eat a sugar balloon? It’s not that different from eating a regular balloon. Link -via That’s Nerdalicious!

Inflating volcano intrigues scientists

A 20,000-foot-high volcano in Bolivia appears to be inflating like a balloon at breakneck speed. Geologists first discovered that Uturuncu was inflati…

Warning: Balloon TARDIS Is Not Indestructible

A balloon artist named Kristy made a nearly full-size (at least on the outside) TARDIS. It materialized in an ideal location, don’t you think? Link -via The Mary Sue

Loch Ness search for mysterious object

The search goes on for a strange balloon-like object that fell from the skies over Loch Ness. The police, coastguard and a search and rescue helicopte…