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Here’s something awesome to look forward to on Thanksgiving besides the feast itself and seemingly endless leftovers: There’s going to be an Adventure Time balloon in the 87th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. The balloon will feature best friends Finn and Jake, who will no doubt be having the time of their lives floating above the streets of New York City with so many tiny friends waving up at them.
NBC will broadcast the parade on Thursday, November 28th, 2013 from 9 AM to 12 PM (in all time zones).
[via Laughing Squid]

Here’s something awesome to look forward to on Thanksgiving besides the feast itself and seemingly endless leftovers: There’s going to be an Adventure Time balloon in the 87th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. The balloon will feature best friends Finn and Jake, who will no doubt be having the time of their lives floating above the streets of New York City with so many tiny friends waving up at them.

NBC will broadcast the parade on Thursday, November 28th, 2013 from 9 AM to 12 PM (in all time zones).

[via Laughing Squid]

Here’s an awesomely unusual x-ray that comes with a happy ending:
Have you ever seen a hedgehog balloon? This unfortunate wild hedgehog (don’t worry, he’s now on the mend and feeling much better) was found in Bude, Cornwall, England inflated to twice his normal size due to a rarely-seen case of “Balloon Syndrome”. Otherwise known as Subcutaneous Emphysema, this condition occurs when bacteria infects a wound and produces gas that gets trapped beneath the skin. It sounds as unpleasant as it looks.
Fortunately a concerned citizen took the swollen little guy to Locke and Preston Vets where Veterinary surgeon Adam Revitt used an x-ray to help diagnose him and then a syringe to gently deflate him:

"It took around five minutes to drain all the air out fully. The hedgehog looked instantly brighter,” Mr Revitt said.
“He was trying to move around and he was tucking into his food.”
The animal was given pain relief and antibiotics and is now being cared for by Sue Gear, a receptionist at the surgery who also runs her own animal shelter. She said: “The hedgehog is with me and is doing absolutely fine. He is putting on weight. I want to release him back where he came from in the next week or so.”

Good luck little hedgehog!
[via TYWKIWDBI and This is Cornwall]

Here’s an awesomely unusual x-ray that comes with a happy ending:

Have you ever seen a hedgehog balloon? This unfortunate wild hedgehog (don’t worry, he’s now on the mend and feeling much better) was found in Bude, Cornwall, England inflated to twice his normal size due to a rarely-seen case of “Balloon Syndrome”. Otherwise known as Subcutaneous Emphysema, this condition occurs when bacteria infects a wound and produces gas that gets trapped beneath the skin. It sounds as unpleasant as it looks.

Fortunately a concerned citizen took the swollen little guy to Locke and Preston Vets where Veterinary surgeon Adam Revitt used an x-ray to help diagnose him and then a syringe to gently deflate him:

"It took around five minutes to drain all the air out fully. The hedgehog looked instantly brighter,” Mr Revitt said.

“He was trying to move around and he was tucking into his food.”

The animal was given pain relief and antibiotics and is now being cared for by Sue Gear, a receptionist at the surgery who also runs her own animal shelter. She said: “The hedgehog is with me and is doing absolutely fine. He is putting on weight. I want to release him back where he came from in the next week or so.”

Good luck little hedgehog!

[via TYWKIWDBI and This is Cornwall]

Reminiscent of Jeff Koons' famous Balloon Dog sculptures, this 80-foot-tall inflatable red Balloon Dog is the work of artist Paul McCarthy. It was installed at the Frieze New York Art Fair.

We think it looks like either a fantastic new alternative to a bouncy castle or a great place to take a nap à la My Neighbor Totoro.

Photos by the Arts Observer, Sandra Hamburg, and the New York Times respectively.

[via My Modern Metropolis]

This awesome Cuboid Balloon is the work of artist Junya Ishigami. It was constructed in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, Japan. The balloon contains a massive aluminum truss and weighs over a ton, but it was filled with helium, so it really is floating there. If we saw it in person we’d really have to fight the urge to (gently) poke at it.

Click here to watch brief video footage of this spectacular installation.

[via Sweet Station and The Fox is Black]

Balloon Man’s Last Walk is an awesome series of photos by Stockholm-based photographer Viktor Gårdsäter. A handsome older gentleman, sporting a wonderful beard, is pictured walking alone through city streets and picturesque rural scenes, always while holding onto his cheerful dolphin balloon. That is, until the balloon takes charge and carries him up and away on a whole new adventure. The series is delightful and melancholy at the same time. 

Be sure to visit Viktor Gårdsäter’s website to view more of his wonderful photography

[via Flavorwire]

Japanese artist Rie Hosokai of Daisy Balloon creates awesome dresses using balloons. Her latest pieces were constructed as part of ‘Piece for Peace’ - a charity art exhibition at Parco Gallery in Tokyo that runs until January 9, 2013.

Photos by Satoshi Minakawa and Hiroshi Manaka respectively

[via Design Boom]

Believe it or not, this heart-shaped balloon is actually a solid wooden sculpture. Entitled I Love You, this wonderfully deceptive sculpture was created by Seattle-based artist Dan Webb using fir, ribbon, and steel.
Those careful curves and crinkles are so convincing, no matter how long we stare at it, it’s hard to accept that this balloon isn’t really a fragile, floating, inflatable object. Were we actually standing before it, the temptation to poke it would be overwhelming. 
[via Design You Trust]

Believe it or not, this heart-shaped balloon is actually a solid wooden sculpture. Entitled I Love You, this wonderfully deceptive sculpture was created by Seattle-based artist Dan Webb using fir, ribbon, and steel.

Those careful curves and crinkles are so convincing, no matter how long we stare at it, it’s hard to accept that this balloon isn’t really a fragile, floating, inflatable object. Were we actually standing before it, the temptation to poke it would be overwhelming. 

[via Design You Trust]