European Union Bans Children From Blowing Up Balloons

According to a new toy safety directive in the European Union, unsupervised children under the age of 8 shouldn't blow up balloons because they may swallow them and choke. Furthermore, party whistles are now considered unsafe for kids younger than 14. (It's unclear if this is a due to a choking hazard as well, or the… » 10/11/11 10:43pm 10/11/11 10:43pm

Kate Middleton's Wedding Gown Recreated With 5,000 Balloons

Balloon artist Thelma Levett has accomplished an impressive feat: Constructing a wedding gown for her daughter Vicky using 5,000 knotted and inflated balloons. It's also ostensibly a replica of Kate Middleton's gown, because there are lace sleeves attached. As we all know, the Duchess was the first person to ever wear… » 7/31/11 9:45pm 7/31/11 9:45pm