Takeoff Video Shows UFO Balloon Incident Almost Certainly a Hoax

Not only did balloonbrat Falcon Heene casually admit they "did it for the show," but this video of the UFO taking off demonstrates that there couldn't be any kids inside. It also demonstrates that the father is a world-class a-hole. » 10/16/09 11:39am 10/16/09 11:39am

UFO Balloonbrat Falcon Heene Found Safe at Home—Please Someone Spank…

On one side I'm happy that Falcon Heene—the boy who allegedly was flying uncontrollably inside a homemade, spaceship-shaped helium balloon—was actually safe all the time, hiding at home. On the other, I just want to bitchslap him. Repeatedly. » 10/15/09 6:16pm 10/15/09 6:16pm

Boy Flies Away Uncontrollably in Homemade Flying Saucer

6-yo boy Falcon Heene—who allegedly was flying uncontrollably inside a homemade spaceship-shaped helium balloon, now landed—has not been found yet. Colorado police are searching for him now. [Update: Boy was safe, hiding at home. ] » 10/15/09 3:05pm 10/15/09 3:05pm

First Teddie Bear Astronauts Conquer Space

Yesterday the Japanese announced the first space beer. Now the British are claiming the first teddy bear astronauts, who were photographed in space from a home-made vessel with two digital cameras, a flight computer, GPS, and radio. » 12/04/08 8:38am 12/04/08 8:38am

Air Ray, the Shiny Remote-Controlled, Wing-Flappin' Critter

Here's a helium balloon with a twist: The Air Ray is modeled after a manta ray but instead of lazily plying its way through the ocean, it floats gracefully through the air. The guys at Festo, a company that specializes in factory automation but seems to have a lot of spare time for fun projects, created a beating… » 8/28/07 8:45am 8/28/07 8:45am