Many of us dads are big kids at heart, right? So you may really appreciate this sick dad water balloon invention that claims to make it possible to fill 100 water balloons in less than a minute.
What dad hasn’t wasted at least a few hours filling balloons with water for an afternoon of fun. Doing it the old fashioned way–strapping the balloon onto a hose or sink, and filling a balloon one-by-one–usually takes forever… plus you end up with breakage.
In short, it’s a pain.
Sure there are products on the market like Tie-Not and Zorbz that make that process faster, but neither comes even close to this dad water balloon invention from Josh Malone, a father of eight and engineer from Plano, Texas, which can apparently fill water balloons at a rate of 100 balloons per minute!
It’s called a Bunch O Balloons. It’s a hose attachment with 37-pre-connected balloons that automatically fill and tie themselves.
“It’s time to bring your water balloon fights to the next level,” says Malone. “This system makes it easy for kids of all ages to prepare 100 water balloons in just ONE minute, giving you enough water balloon ammo for any battle.”
Dad: That means you don’t even have to fill anymore!
Malone posted his invention on Kickstarter. And let’s just say he kick-started the you-know-what out of it!
Malone had a goal of raising about $10-thousand.
As of this writing: He has raised a whopping $417,251 from 11,244 backers who have pledged $1 and up to fund the project with hopes of seeing it come to life.
And there are still 26 days left!
“We’ve been pleasantly surprised. We knew people liked it, but we didn’t know how much,” Malone told Yahoo! News.
People who’ve contributed to this Kickstarter campaign receive no equity in the company or anything close. By pledging at least $15, they will be among the first to receive Bunch O Balloons product.
That’s the interesting part about Kickstarter.
“Backers that support a project on Kickstarter get an inside look at the creative process, and help that project come to life,” says Kickstarter. “They also get to choose from a variety of unique rewards offered by the project creator.”