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Party Wrecking Balloons

Those people you hate are having a party - Spoil it !
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That engagement party - I hate her, the bosses birthday - who cares, there wedding - what an ugly bunch. You've been invited to that party but you don't wanna go, but why not send something along that'll make a statement. Why not send some beautiful floaty balloons, complete with ribbons and those ever so sincere messages printed on them. Except these balloons have a sinister side and come in two models: One type contains an explosive gas and a small detonator with a timer.. The other is more subtle - it contains the usual helium, but it's laced with a vile smelling, tasting concentrate. Of course people at parties always do that squeaky talking thing, but I tell you they'd get a shock with this one !
CustardCurtains, Aug 24 2001

No need for inflammable gas envelope http://news.bbc.co....1510000/1510233.stm
Baked much more recently [Gordon Comstock, Aug 24 2001, last modified Oct 17 2004]


thumbwax, Aug 24 2001

       still, I don't see why we cant have baloons filled with hydrogen that explodes... simple to do, hydrogen is cheaper than helium and as we all know, explosions=good...
RobertKidney, Aug 24 2001

       If there're men there, just order a stripper for the place, especially a male stripper. Creates an awkward tension and no one would really know what to do.
AfroAssault, Oct 02 2001

       I like balloons filled with live cockroaches, mealworms, etc., which are fired upon with guns at a pre-arranged moment by the conspirators, raining down horror from above.
snarfyguy, Oct 02 2001

       The best darn gas mixture for exploding balloons, that I've found, is oxygen and actylene. Superlatives don't do the result justice. . . . The explosion is tremendously loud and would delight AfroAssault, for sure. They don't seem to have much explosive force other than the sound, which as I've overstated, is epic.   Careful though, they are extremely susceptible to static electricity. Don't rub them after they are inflated. The best (safest) way to set them off is to use a 55 gallon drum as a burning barrel and drop the balloons into the fire. Oh, and run. And cover your ears. Of course, for the party, you would need a timer and an electrical ignitor of some sort.
bristolz, Dec 29 2001

       You could keep these on hand for a party. When you want your guests to leave just pop a few and watch them fly out the door. Couldn't guarantee that they would ever talk to you again though.
bluerowan, Dec 30 2001


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