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Water Balloons were created by a English inventor Edgar Ellington in 1950 who was creating a waterproof sock using latex and cotton. After filling his creation with water to test its quality, he noticed a small stream of water leaking from the side. As he threw the water-filled sock down onto the table in anger, it burst — and so a second idea was born. Not long after, Ellington’s “water grenades” were the first water balloons to hit the market.
These Balloons were always a favourite in the summer, I just wish I was better at tiring the knots in them before they went off in my hands.