This Simple Contraption Lets You Make 100 Water Balloons Every Minute

Like with nuclear war, a water balloon fight isn't about pinpoint accuracy. What's most important is raining down as much soakage on your opponent as quickly as possible. Which means that the Bunch O Balloons, which promises to let you make 100 throw-ready water balloons every minute, could be the most important addition to your summertime arsenal.

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The Bunch O Balloons looks like a green 37-armed octopus with tiny empty balloons hanging off of every tentacle. The whole thing attaches to the end of a garden hose and when the water's turned on the balloons all automatically fill at the same time. When full they're all easily dislodged with a simple shake, while small black elastics automatically seal them shut.


Bunch O Balloons' creator, Josh Malone, is attempting to raise $10,000 on Kickstarter to put his invention into production. With a pledge of just $15 you can get a single pack which includes three hose attachments and a total of 100 water balloons—just add water.

It's certainly more expensive than buying a bag of normal balloons, until you factor in the hours spent manually filling and tying 100 of them. Suddenly, $15 sounds like a reasonable investment if it keeps your kids occupied for an entire summer afternoon. [Kickstarter - Bunch O Balloons]

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Is anyone else bothered by the physics of this? If you have a several dozen balloons, aren't you dividing the water pressure in the hose up among them? So if it takes, say 0.5 psi to inflate a balloon, isn't it going to require 18 psi to inflate 36 balloons simultaneously? Are you going to need a pressure washer to generate the pressure necessary to use this thing? Or are the balloons really, really floppy—in which case are they actually going to break when they hit your kid sister?

Edit: That can't be right—if you have 36 x 1/36 volume pipes, the pressure is going to be the same. Still, there's something that seems wrong about this.