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Thursday 30 March 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Balloons

All time
# Arizona
David Blaine floats over desert with helium balloons in latest stunt
The stunt was reminiscent of a scene in the film Up.
# Sinn Féin Ard Fheis
SF motion to prevent 5G rollout defeated, while party votes to ban balloon releases
The motion called for a review to establish the “independent facts” about the possible health impact of 5G rollout.
# Uh oh
This teacher accidentally bought some very rude looking balloons for their class
# Look Up
You might spot balloons in the sky this weekend... here's why
A giant balloon launch is taking place for a good cause.
# up up and away
Man takes to the sky in deck chair suspended by 120 balloons
Daniel Boria said it was the most fun thing he’s ever done.
# wanton act of terror
Activists postpone plans to send 10,000 copies of The Interview to North Korea
The move followed warnings of military reprisals.
# flaming nora
This is exactly why you should never put sparklers near balloons
Unless you want to dance with death, of course.
# i'll burst ye
Did you know that you can pop a balloon with an orange?
You definitely need to know how to do this.
# balooneys
This is the most hilariously inappropriate balloon game you'll ever see
Somebody stop this madness.
# noooooooo
Someone made a heartbreaking video compilation of kids losing their balloons
# magic
Genius dad invents way to fill up and tie 100 water balloons per minute
At last, our saviour has arrived.
# up up and away
Google wants to start beaming internet from its balloons as early as next year
It’s hoped that the project will see between 300 to 400 balloons circulating the globe, offering continuous service to a targeted area.
# Up In The Air
Delighted dogs try to keep balloon from touching the ground
Wonder do they also play ‘the floor is lava’ at home?
# rings around the world
Google's WiFi-carrying balloon circles the world in under a month
It was originally expected that Google’s balloon would complete a trip in 33 days, but the Ibis-167 managed to complete the journey with 11 days to spare.
# Never too old
We don't care how old you are, you are never too old for...
Keepy uppies, swings, licking the spoon…
# Internet
Living in a remote part of the world? Google wants to get internet access to you with balloons
Google is launching balloons into near space to beam internet access to the world below.
# taking to the skies
Up in the air: Balloon festival takes to the skies of England
Looks like a relaxing way to spend a Monday afternoon.
# pic of the day
Unexpected Ministerial Balloon Photoshoot of the Day
No comment.
# Giving it socks
Packages of warm socks sent to North Koreans... by balloon
It’s hoped the socks will float over the border after being launched from South Korea earlier today.
# Squirrel
SQUIRREL! The house from UP is now a reality
A group of builders and architects have faithfully recreated the cartoon house from the Disney movie, right down to the mural above the fireplace…talking dog not included.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Tuesday
This evening’s Daily Fix includes: Tallaght Hospital text messages; violent clashes in Egypt’s capital; and Discovery prepares for final journey home.