How Releasing 1,500,000 Balloons Went Horribly Wrong - Balloonfest '86

This is the story of balloonfest '86. The world record mass balloon releasing that went horribly wrong. Lets find out more!
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  • 1.5 million balloons....what could possibly go wrong? Wonders if United Way should have been spending charity money of a publicity stunt...and law suits.

    James StriplingJames Stripling8 saatler önce
  • Man, humanity was unbelievably stupid back then. ..oh wait, they still are.

    Ace StrifeAce Strife15 saatler önce
  • And people wonder why we’re out of helium

    Nacmack VonStinNacmack VonStin3 gün önce
  • The folly ofmass events, see also en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tug_of_war#Notable_incidents

    NICEFINENEWROBOTNICEFINENEWROBOT4 gün önce
  • They should've think this through thoroughly before releasing those balloons like; would this really be helpful? How would this affect the environment? Etc. Because come on, we have brains people! They could've just donated their money to struggling people. Such a waste, if only we could undo this.

    Sheila Mar AurestilaSheila Mar Aurestila5 gün önce
  • Who really thought that this would be a good idea? I think if anything this just highlights the problem with group think and how so many people can easily be made to collectively act in the interests of stupidity. Its almost a social experiment gone wrong. Lol!

    MrJC1MrJC16 gün önce
  • I think it was bad luck, bad knowledge, and the unknown. Everything was BIGGER in the opulent 80s. They weren't the first group to release millions of balloons, what happened at Disney the year before the OH Balloonfest? 🎈🌩️☔

    Dexy83Dexy838 gün önce
  • Why...just why. Next time, just tell everyone to litter for 24 hrs straight.

    Nicholas AdamsNicholas Adams9 gün önce
  • Uhhh

    HyperClaw875513HyperClaw8755139 gün önce
  • Seems people paid for mayhem

    SheebySheeby12 gün önce
  • "Sight Manager" LMAO!

    Victoria StylesVictoria Styles13 gün önce
  • I cannot believe this was allowed....like shouldn't it have been shut down by the FAA or something?

    suev33 3suev33 314 gün önce
  • Couple of things here. 1st this video could have been done in 10 minutes possibly less because you kept repeating yourself and giving unnecessary information like the band aid on the fingers bit. 2nd, @ 10:52/3 you say the balloons had not directly killed any one however at 11:27/8 you say It cost Lives and Money so which is it ?? Now looking at the boat the men were in @ 9:53 is that 2 life preservers I see ? so we could assume that neither man had 1 on so 1 could argue that falling over board and drowning in choppy seas is their own fault , they were natives and knew how the lakes weather patterns could change in a heart beat so should have been prepared.

    sinemacula1964sinemacula196415 gün önce
  • So why aren't we hearing about the disasterous fall out from the Disney release of 1 million balloons? Is it because there was none?

    Ken FullmanKen Fullman17 gün önce
  • Anyone wonder what happened to the disney lands balloon storm

    Andreas Van Der MerweAndreas Van Der Merwe22 gün önce
  • What about the invirement?????

    hdj81Vlimitedhdj81Vlimited22 gün önce
  • I thought all the balloons was a explosion.

    Ann AngAnn Ang23 gün önce
  • Imagine in heaven u complaining u died because of 1500000 balloons that fell into the river u were drowning In and no one saw you cause of all the balloons

    deadlock BTWdeadlock BTW24 gün önce
  • it doesn't cause me joy because i know that that is a massive amount of plastic that will, without a doubt, go into the ocean and pollute it even more.

    Bluberry56Bluberry5625 gün önce
  • *Unoriginal but funny* Roses are red Cacti are prickly just gotta say... that *escalated* quickly

    Jeanine OhishiJeanine Ohishi25 gün önce
  • At least these people aren’t bright side

    Merrick MoodyMerrick Moody25 gün önce
  • Anyone else realize he said latex can take 6 months-4 years to decompose, but it shows 6 months-48 years?

    Jack FreedmanJack Freedman26 gün önce
  • Carl from UP: g *uses thousands of balloons to fly away in his house* Queen Elizabeth: *flies away in Buckingham Palace with a million and a half balloons* “*A M A T E U R C A R L*”

    Famous FightsFamous Fights26 gün önce
  • Just Monika

    Boey ZhangBoey Zhang26 gün önce
  • Oooops, our bad

    mike harpermike harper26 gün önce
  • If a plane was above when it happened many people would have died that day

    Matthew OlsonMatthew Olson27 gün önce
  • Could have made two million bread and fed them to the people in need.

    ChiKlerChiKler27 gün önce
  • Ohio gang lets go finnaly something cool about ohio

    OG-Finassed TtvOG-Finassed Ttv28 gün önce
  • Imagine if they did this today and instead filled the balloons with hydrogen and lit it all on fire

    Toby-wan SpeedwagonToby-wan Speedwagon28 gün önce
  • A million balloons r pretty cheap, especially bought in 86

    tapas panigrahitapas panigrahi28 gün önce
  • Citizens: “This is a bad idea you shouldn’t do that!” Other citizens: *”Haha balloons goo brr brr”*

    •Cloudy Paints••Cloudy Paints•29 gün önce
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    A Random LemonA Random Lemon29 gün önce
  • OHIO

    USS OHIO BB 12 BATTLESHIPUSS OHIO BB 12 BATTLESHIP29 gün önce
  • Balloons fight back for years we've been popping them now they drop down and attack

    Anthony RaymondAnthony Raymond29 gün önce
  • G

    Parm RaiParm Rai29 gün önce
  • I already see the results just from the headline.

    Mirai HoriMirai Hori29 gün önce
  • Did you say one thing that wasn't from wiki?? en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balloonfest_%2786

    Jessica O'NeillJessica O'Neill29 gün önce
  • Morons

    John SuarezJohn Suarez29 gün önce
  • That balloon release blows!

    Mark PayneMark PayneAylar önce
  • I'll bet 99 of those balloons were red.

    Lieutenant BaconWafflesLieutenant BaconWafflesAylar önce
  • Who else here is from Cleveland, Ohio? 👀🙋🏾‍♂️

    Mama's BasementMama's BasementAylar önce
  • The '80s were known for energizing the community in dynamic and fun ways, but they didn't always fully consider all of the consequences of all of its actions. There is much we can learn from the '80s in this regard, and these days could use just such community energizing as long as we fully consider what impacts any unusual activities can have down the line. Not everything they did was so blatantly stupid.

    Robert GainesRobert GainesAylar önce
  • Well we are still talking about it today so their plan worked

    media hub RNmedia hub RNAylar önce
  • No wonder we have a helium shortage.

    Sean CampSean CampAylar önce
  • The video : 1.5 million balloons Me : That’s Illegal the top says 150 million Edit he ruined it he changed it lol

    yroohj gouyyroohj gouyAylar önce
  • All banned now. Two much mess. I was told this after my grans funeral where we all put a not on the balloon and set them away together.

    Steven J CarsleySteven J CarsleyAylar önce
  • It went from fundraiser to fund-decliner

    Cow manCow manAylar önce
    • 9:29 I am afraid, that they were already dead before they started to search

      yroohj gouyyroohj gouyAylar önce
  • This is why aliens wont visit us

    Rubiks Cubemaster312121Rubiks Cubemaster312121Aylar önce
  • Somewhere there’s a giant balloon of Homer Simpson yelling “DOH!”

    Fuddy DuddyFuddy DuddyAylar önce
  • Stupid fools.

    Fuddy DuddyFuddy DuddyAylar önce
  • The whole comment section FIRST Like I'm sure there's only one person who is first...?

    mixio hilimixio hiliAylar önce
  • 1,500,000 red balloons

    Melody KelleyMelody KelleyAylar önce
  • How are they so stupid

    Nick RenauldNick RenauldAylar önce
  • Where did they think the balloons go? Space?

    EinieN JEinieN JAylar önce
    • Be amazed: uploads Everyone: I'M SO EARLY

      mixio hilimixio hiliAylar önce
  • Pennywise would be happy

    sMiLe346sMiLe346Aylar önce
  • This looks like something the Joker would do

    Bruce WayneBruce WayneAylar önce
  • 🤦‍♀️ how could nobody foresee the bad repercussions of this dumb idea.

    AngelAngelAylar önce
  • “Up”

    WhoAmI IdkWhoAmI IdkAylar önce
  • What a stupid thing to do

    Tribal 69Tribal 69Aylar önce
  • how did nobody think to say this might be a bad idea

    Joseph McLaughlinJoseph McLaughlinAylar önce
  • This is my worst nightmare because I hate hearing balloons pop and imagine hearing almost 1,300,000 pop outside your house

    Rhod Daniel CarbieroRhod Daniel CarbieroAylar önce
  • 9:29 I am afraid, that they were already dead before they started to search

    kunkka5kunkka5Aylar önce
  • Wait so are Japanese sky lanterns banned then too?

    Saul KageSaul KageAylar önce
  • "Look! The balloons are lifting the building on Cleveland's Terminal Tower! And there's a old man on it!" Up 2 coming soon.

    miko foinmiko foinAylar önce
  • Is it just me, or do fundraisers always cost more than they raise? Or at least so much they might as well just GIVE the money to the cause?

    Happy SlappyHappy SlappyAylar önce
  • this is such a bad idea 😂

    Isabella BlumIsabella BlumAylar önce
    • miko foin ikr

      Isabella BlumIsabella BlumAylar önce
    • That can badly harm the environment, and pointlessly use up helium. It doesn’t look very attractive either. It just looks like a brown cloud of smoke from some kind of explosio

      miko foinmiko foinAylar önce
  • Like OmG so many balloons

    Nathan NguyenNathan NguyenAylar önce
  • Be amazed: uploads Everyone: I'M SO EARLY

    abbsnn coseabbsnn coseAylar önce
  • They did say that they would make history well they did

    Owen NguyenOwen NguyenAylar önce
  • I remember being a kid with no real understanding of gravity. So I thought the balloons I accidentally let go floated in to space and beyond.

    Zoroark ZeppelinZoroark ZeppelinAylar önce
    • Alot of those balloons end up in the ocean wrapped around sea turtles

      abbsnn coseabbsnn coseAylar önce
How Releasing 1,500,000 Balloons Went Horribly Wrong - Balloonfest '86