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‘Bunch O Balloons’ Raises Nearly $1 Million on Kickstarter

Bunch O Balloons

Build a better water balloon, and the world will slosh a path to your door — or so it seems. Think I’m all wet? Check out the Kickstarter campaign for a product whimsically named Bunch O Balloons, which fills 100 water balloons in less than a minute. Texas entrepreneur Josh Malone hoped to raise $10,000 to test the market for his quirky invention. So far, he’s collected pledges amounting to more than $865,000 from nearly 20,500 donors — with 11 days remaining in the Kickstarter campaign. “Obviously, the response has been greater than we could have dreamed,” Malone wrote on the Kickstarter campaign site. The inspiration for the product was born in the heat of Plano’s summers. Malone said he loves having water balloon fights with his eight children, but found the tedious process of filling all those little orbs just “sucked all the fun out of” the experience. After years of tinkering, this idea was born.

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Shelly Palmer is the host of Fox Television’s "Shelly Palmer Digital Living" television show about living and working in a digital world. He is Fox 5′s (WNYW-TV New York) Tech Expert and the host of United Stations Radio Network’s, MediaBytes, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment.