1.5 Million Balloons Unleashed Total Chaos On Cleveland In 1986
Dovilas, boredpanda.com

In 1986, Cleveland proved once and for all that balloons, held by most of us to be a symbol of festivities and celebration, can also serve as surreal and terrifying proof that there can be too much of a good thing.It all started with the…

In 1986, Cleveland proved once and for all that balloons, held by most of us to be a symbol of festivities and celebration, can also serve as surreal and terrifying proof that there can be too much of a good thing. It all started with the superficially awesome but fundamentally disastrous goal of setting the world record for simultaneously-released helium balloons. Photographer Thom Sheridan captured images of this beautiful but eventually catastrophic event. This feat, which involved filling 1.5 million latex balloons with helium and capturing them under a massive net, was dubbed Balloonfest ’86. It was organized by United Way as a sort of charity event, but the unexpectedly chaotic event wound up causing more in damages than it raised. For one, there were storms forecast later in the day, so the event’s organizers wound up releasing the balloons early. When the rain did come, it wet the balloons and caused them to descend without popping. They ended up covering the surface of Lake Erie and hampering the Coast Guard’s search efforts for two men who had been lost on the lake after their boat capsized. They were later found dead. The floating balloons made finding the head of someone fighting to stay above water impossible. They also spooked several expensive racehorses, which caused them to injure themselves and prompted their owner to successfully sue for damages. And while latex balloons are biodegradable, they managed to cause a great nuisance throughout the region until they eventually degraded.

30 Of The Most Creative Business Cards Ever
Dovilas, boredpanda.com

A good business card definitely won’t ensure your success, but it sure can help! It can make all the difference in the first impression that you have on someone, or whether or not you leave an impression at all, so here are 30…

Sky Art: New Illustrations in the Sky Between Buildings by Thomas Lamadieu
Christopher Jobson, thisiscolossal.com

French illustrator Thomas Lamadieu recently made stops in locations around Germany, Canada, Belgium and France where he shot several aerial views from inside claustrophobic courtyards which he then turned into quirky illustrations. We first shared…

  1. Camera: Olympus E-PL2
  2. Exposure: 1/640th

33 Painfully True Facts About Everyday Life
Dovilas, boredpanda.com

Danish writer Mikael Wulff and cartoon artist Anders Morgenthaler – the creative duo known as Wumo – has created a brilliant series of graphs that illustrate some of the basic painful truths of everyday life in the Western world.Their graphs and…

30 Creative Packaging Designs That Practically Sell Themselves
Lina, boredpanda.com

We often consider the products we use and their packaging to be two separate things – the product is the thing we want, and its packaging is a piece of trash to be thrown away. These 30 ingenious packaging designs, however, prove that a well-desig…

30 Of The Most Creative Shopping Bag Designs Ever
Dovilas, boredpanda.com

When selling a product, its design is one of the most important aspects of its marketability. However, just as important, if not more so, is making sure that your product and your consumers’ shopping experience is memorable – and one excellent way…

Frans
Etienne Tremblay, 500px.com

  1. Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  2. Aperture: f/8
  3. Exposure: 1/200th
  4. Focal Length: 50mm

re….magic
Marco Petracci, 500px.com

  1. Camera: Canon EOS 1000D
  2. Aperture: f/6,3
  3. Exposure: 1/2000th
  4. Focal Length: 250mm

Dew and Sun
YOline SAntosa, 500px.com

  1. Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  2. Aperture: f/2,8
  3. Exposure: 1/640th
  4. Focal Length: 45mm
  1. Camera: Nikon D800e
  2. Aperture: f/2,8
  3. Exposure: 1/30th
  4. Focal Length: 29mm