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    This may be the greatest invention in the history of water balloons

    This may be the greatest invention in the history of water balloons


    37 balloons. One hose. Game over.

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    If you've ever had the pleasure of participating in a water balloon fight, you will concur that the most frustrating part of battle is reloading. You think you've got an uninflated balloon securely attached to the end of a garden hose, and then as soon as you turn on the water, *snap*, the balloon comes flying off. Or maybe you don't even get that far — the balloon breaks as you're stretching it on. Or you get it all filled up, and then you can't tie it and it drops and breaks on the ground. Now some ambitious inventor has come up with a solution to all those problems: a device that lets you easily fill up 37 water balloons at once, and 100 in less than a minute.

    If it works as promised, the aptly named "Bunch O' Balloons" currently seeking $10,000 in backing on Kickstarter, could be the greatest thing to happen to water balloons since the slingshot. It works by connecting all of the balloon stems into a single giant stem that's designed to fit most garden hose nozzles. When you're done filling them, the stems are designed to crack off with a shake of the hose, leaving all the balloons perfectly tied. The device's creator, Josh Malone, claims in his pitch video to have tested several prototypes before reaching a model suitable or production. Sure, there are other solutions out there designed to make filling water balloons easier, but if you're going to cheat like that in the middle of a water war, you might as well cheat big.