Anyone who was in the city of Cleveland, Ohio on September 27, 1986 may feel a bit differently about balloons. During an event designed to raise money for United Way and break the world record for the most balloons released simultaneously, 1.5 million balloons were released into the Ohio skies. Instead of spreading joy, however, they quickly became weapons of mass destruction.Thom Sheridan
What seemed like a fun idea quickly ended up being a lot more than the city bargained for. Who would have thought that so many balloons could cause so much trouble?