A giant hot air balloon (40 metres) that shaped like a condom was launched into the sky above the city of Lichtenvoorde, Netherlands on July 27.

Giant condom hot air balloon in Netherlands
Giant condom – hot air balloon

The giant condom was launched by Dutch Health Services (GGD) in conjunction with a rock concert that was attended by around 80,000 fans. The words ‘Vrij Veilig’ means ‘Safe Sex’ in Dutch.

Giant condom hot air balloon in Netherlands
A worker preparing the balloon for launching (Both images courtesy of Dayoo)

The officials have applied for the balloon to be listed in Guinness World Records book; the balloon will also feature at a balloon festival in Joure, north of the Netherlands, as well as other music and theatre festivals in the coming months. [Javno]


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