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Bunch O Balloons fills water bombs in bulk

Bunch O Balloons fills water b...
Inventor Josh Malone claims that it's possible to fill 100 Bunch O Balloons every minute
Inventor Josh Malone claims that it's possible to fill 100 Bunch O Balloons every minute
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Bunch O Balloons comes in bundles of 37 balloons, which can all be filled simultaneously using a hosepipe
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Bunch O Balloons comes in bundles of 37 balloons, which can all be filled simultaneously using a hosepipe
Inventor Josh Malone claims that it's possible to fill 100 Bunch O Balloons every minute
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Inventor Josh Malone claims that it's possible to fill 100 Bunch O Balloons every minute
The balloons are already tied, so when they're full you simply shake them out to seal them ready for throwing
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The balloons are already tied, so when they're full you simply shake them out to seal them ready for throwing
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In the winter it's snowballs, and in the summer it's water bombs. Clearly whatever time of year it may be, kids will find something to throw at each other. However, while making a snowball is quick and easy, making a water bomb (or water balloon) can be a laborious process. Unless you have Bunch O Balloons, a system for filling 100 balloons with water in under a minute.

Each Bunch O Balloons connects directly to the end of a hosepipe. The water flows down the tubes into each individual balloon, simultaneously filling them all with water. The balloons are already tied, so when they're full you simply shake them out to seal them ready for throwing. Each Bunch O Balloons contains 37 balloons, with the inventor, Josh Malone, claiming this means it's possible to fill 100 every minute.

The balloons are already tied, so when they're full you simply shake them out to seal them ready for throwing
The balloons are already tied, so when they're full you simply shake them out to seal them ready for throwing

The balloons are only suitable for using once, but as they're made from natural rubber, plus an additive that accelerates the rotting process, they're considered biodegradable. The leftover stems are made from polypropylene plastic meaning they can easily be recycled.

Bunch O Balloons is currently raising funds through Kickstarter to purchase manufacturing equipment. Backers can pledge US$15 for 100 balloons, with higher pledges being rewarded with more balloons plus a slingshot-style water bomb launcher. The campaign has already smashed through the $10,000 funding goal and, if all goes to plan, delivery to water bombers is expected to start in April 2015.

The video below shows how Bunch O Balloons works, as well as Malone talking about his invention.

Sources: Tinnus, Kickstarter

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11 comments
Howard Pieratt
This legitimately may be the greatest thing since sliced bread.
Valerie Serna
Where can we buy these ???
Slowburn
That looks like a single use filler and if so it is a great waste.
Michiel Mitchell
and if a gun from a pop-tard can land your kid, practically in jail, almost... where is this going to have them end up... no-fly list... I'm sure...
Stanley Chau
we are in a drought.
tigerprincess
This video leaves more questions than answers. Do the balloons magically attach themselves to the device? They of course conveniently skip this part of the demonstration. Also what if you only want to fill 10 balloons or maybe you only have 83 balloons? Does the device shut off the remaining tenticles or what?
tigerprincess
It does not show or give an explanation of how it ties the balloons, or anything else for that matter.
Slowburn
@ Stanley Chau Not everybody is.
Slowburn
@ tigerprincess It comes with the balloons already attached by an elastic band around the end of the balloon. When the balloon is full it slides off the end of the fill tube and the elastic band tightens enough to hold the water in the balloon. Then you throw away the fill device.
agulesin
@ Slowburn - rather than throwing away the filler, they should provide zillions of rubber bands so we can fix and fill new balloons. Or maybe it would be useful for watering the garden?