Sue Burke (mount_oregano) wrote,
Sue Burke
mount_oregano

Madrid gives away balloons, New York has a panic attack

Last Wednesday, the city of Madrid gave away 5000 yellow helium balloons to promote tourism:

http://www.elpais.com/articulo/madrid/ovnis/madrilenos/triunfan/Red/elpepuespmad/20101019elpmad_8/Tes


("Ovni" is Spanish for "UFO," by the way: Objeto volante no identificado.)

Some careless recipients let their balloons go. And it made other people think they were UFOs:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQNYNzfgC44
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/10/14/dozens-report-ufo-new-york-city/

http://gothamist.com/2010/10/14/photos_video_of_ufos_over_manhattan.php

A few people back in the 'States went completely loco. Of course it's a government conspiracy. Everything is:

http://news.exopoliticsinstitute.org/index.php/archives/638

Seriously, come visit ¡Madrid! This was only a hint of how exciting Spain can be.

-- Sue Burke
Tags: humor, spanish
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