Latest Ballooning Stories

2009-02-05 13:58:58

A union has the right to display an inflatable balloon in the shape of a rat during protests, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The court found that an ordinance in Lawrence, N.J., banning inflatable signs isn't content-neutral because it allows businesses to use them for grand openings. The case began in 2005 when Local 269 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers protested outside Gold's Gym because of a dispute with a contractor working there.

2009-01-08 15:20:00

NASA and the National Science Foundation have successfully launched and demonstrated a newly designed super pressure balloon prototype that may enable a new era of high-altitude scientific research.

2008-11-28 13:35:03

Officials say a Swedish couple found a child's balloon that was released nearly a year ago in Britain, meaning the balloon had traveled 932 miles. Jacqui Illingworth of the Old Clee Children's Center in the British town of Grimsby said the balloon found in Sweden was originally released on Nov.

2008-09-20 12:00:27

A photo gallery of Friday's hot-air balloon festival on Antelope Island in the Great Salt Lake. (c) 2008 Deseret News (Salt Lake City). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-08 09:00:51

PHOENIXVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- An emergency dispatcher in suburban Philadelphia said a hot-air balloon crashed and burst into flames on Sunday, killing one person and injuring the six others who were on board. The Chester County Emergency Services dispatcher said the balloon crashed at 6:40 p.m.

2008-09-03 18:00:41

Health Canada is advising parents and caregivers of the dangers associated with balloon blowing kits. Anyone having them is urged to immediately take them away from children.

2008-07-25 03:00:32

By Imani Tate Art and entertainment collided when Don Caldwell of Garden Grove was 18, giving him the chance "to be an artist and a ham all at once." Caldwell, a nationally acclaimed balloon artist and entertainer for schools, libraries, community centers, clubs and corporate affairs, has been best known as Buster Balloon for more than 20 years.

2008-07-07 00:00:04

By The Associated Press BEND, Ore. (AP) - A man flying across Oregon in a lawn chair rigged with helium-filled balloons has reached his destination Saturday. A reporter tracking Kent Couch for the Oregonian newspaper says he landed safely near Cambridge, Idaho.

2008-07-06 18:00:05

By William Hageman, Chicago Tribune Jul. 6--The Adler Planetarium's recent launch of a Marshmallow Peep into space is a twist on experiments that the 10-person Adler crew has been conducting for a while.

Word of the Day
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.