These air mattresses were set up in a grassy Denver area for a four-night "Bed Cinema" event last weekend, but began to charge across the park with the help of a wind gust. Some of them even hopped a fence and made a surprise visit to folks hanging out at a pool.
Via: NBC News
Watch Portland, Oregon area KATU’s Mike Warner attempt to climb stairs in 90mph winds. WINDY!! wind gusts at Vista House in the Columbia River Gorge were over 90 MPH at times this morning! Really hard to walk, knocked me down several times #LiveOnK2 #pdxtst #EquinoxLiveDrive pic.twitter.com/dBRcP0VcLq — Mike Warner (@MikeKATU) January 2, 2018
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