You Can Buy That Magic '100 Water Balloons in a Minute' Rig Soon

Remember that amazing invention from earlier this year that let you fill and seal 100 water balloons in just a minute—without having to tie a single knot? It started life with a ridiculously successful Kickstarter campaign, but according to the folks at Blaster Labs, its creator recently signed a deal with Zuru, the… » 11/05/14 9:23am 11/05/14 9:23am

Watching a Slow Motion Video of Water Balloons Is Jiggly Fun

When you watch a video of water balloons in slow motion, you expect to see the ballon slowly rip open, you expect to see a geyser of water gushing out, you expect an explosion. Not with this slow motion video. For this video, you only get to see the endless jiggle, and blue ballish as it may be, it's oddly… » 8/31/12 12:30am 8/31/12 12:30am

The Easiest Way to Tie a Water Balloon

Tying a water balloon is infinitely less fun than throwing a water ballon. Turns out slippery wet latex doesn't make for good grip! Enter Tie Not. It's an impossibly crafty nozzle that practically does the tying for you. Watch. » 7/27/11 4:40pm 7/27/11 4:40pm

8 Tools for Throwing a Pool-Less Pool Party

You had a few too many while out one night, and you told all your friends they should totally come over for a Memorial Day pool party. Only problem is, you don't have a pool. DON'T PANIC! This week's Toolkit will give you everything you need to throw a pool-less pool party. » 5/25/11 12:00pm 5/25/11 12:00pm

Water Balloons Have Never Exploded So Beautifully

With just some colored water, paint, milk, strobe lights, and a few water balloons, artist Ryan Taylor captured these explosions of color for your eyes to feast upon. [Colossal] » 5/07/11 12:00pm 5/07/11 12:00pm

A Compelling Reason To Try Putting a Water Balloon in a Barbecue Grill

What happens when you mix two backyard staples, the water balloon and the barbeque grill? Apparently a pop loud enough to convince your neighbors you're setting off anti-aircraft missiles. Now I'm not saying to try this or anything—certainly not—but I can't help imagining that I would be impressed by the summertime… » 3/09/11 9:00pm 3/09/11 9:00pm

When the Pin Hits the Balloon

Thanks to high-speed photography, Edward Horsford's pin-pricking of balloons have been caught in a dazzling series of photos. He shoots at night, by himself, using a Nikon D200 and a lot of water balloons. » 12/07/10 6:40am 12/07/10 6:40am

Mo' Slow-Mo: Objects Breaking (or Not) for the Casio EX-F1

Our friend Robert Woodhead (of slow-mo Mentos-n-Coke fame) has kindly shared another of his Casio Exilim EX-F1 masterpieces, this time water balloons and china slowly shattering (and occasionally not shattering) to the tune of Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture. They're a mixture of 300, 600 and 1200 frame-per-second shots,… » 5/11/08 9:00pm 5/11/08 9:00pm

Water Mortar Drenches the Competition

The traditional summer water balloon fight just got a little more intense. Fill up a water balloon and load it into this shoulder-mounted water mortar. It uses a spring-loaded mechanism to fire the water balloon. The effective range is anywhere from 15 to 20 feet, and this device is sure to piss off Mom. $40. » 5/14/07 5:20pm 5/14/07 5:20pm