Hokkaido company to start balloon ride service to the stratosphere

Very topical.

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100-yen shop furniture: we made a balloon bed you can actually sleep on for less than four bucks

Surprisingly simple and surprisingly durable.

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Explore the exquisite beauty of “Pops’ Fart-loon” fireworks

Fireworks and a father’s farts: two quintessential summer experiences.

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Chinese police force called in to investigate New Year decoration

Someone dialed 110 on a 2020.

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Survey finds nearly one third of Japanese high school girls cannot blow up a balloon

I’m going to go out on a limb and blame video games and gangsta rap for this one too.

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Japanese balloon artist creates amazing pieces from anime like Cardcaptor Sakura and Pokémon

The tiny details in these cute balloon creations are like nothing you’ve ever seen!

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If you were lucky enough to take a trip to Disneyland as a child, you no doubt remember the bouquets of brightly colored balloons that towered over the crowds. And if you asked your mom really nicely and flashed your best set of puppy dog eyes, added in a few “please, oh please, oh please, I’ll be good all day!” you might have been granted an inflated Micky head to bob along with you while you made your way through the happiest place on earth.

If you’re a Japanese kid in November 2012, you will never have the chance to even covet a shiny Disney themed balloon because all traces of them have been wiped out of the park.

What the heck happened?!

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