Meet Bunch O Balloons, a system for filling up to 100 water balloons per minute invented by father of eight Josh Malone. Because when it's your job to fill water balloons for eight kids, you're gonna find a way to make that shit easier on yourself. Same goes for putting them all sleep (yell "GOODNIGHT" from the garage and pull the circuit breaker).
After testing many ideas -- including one that involved filling balloons with marshmallows -- Malone, 41, came up with the idea to use a tube to transport the water from the hose into the balloons and using an elastic ring around the necks of the balloons to seal them.
Once you tie the Bunch O Balloons attachment to the garden hose, the only other item you need is a small container filled with water below the hose to protect the balloons when they pop off the hose, sealed and filled with water.
Bunch O Balloons is currently a Kickstarter project but blew past its $10,000 goal instantly and is already in excess of $300,000. So if you want some you can get a package of 100 starting at $15 (plus an extra $25 shipping outside the US). That's a little expensive for something you're just going to try to pop on a brother or sister's face, but whatever. Did I ever tell you about the time I filled a water balloon with olive oil? My little sister was PISSED. Especially since I popped it on her when she was still asleep in bed.
Keep going for a shot of the process and their Kickstarter video in case the concept is BLOWING YOUR MIND.
Thanks to Joanna, mike and E V I L A R E S, who prepare for water balloon fights the old fashioned way: filling a couple balloons with unwashable paint.