Inflatable delights abound at the Exploratorium in San Francisco

This summer, San Francisco's Exploratorium is hosting an exhibit called Inflatable, featuring air-filled works by several artists. Read the rest

House-sized rubber duck escapes; is later recaptured

Daphne the Duck escaped during the Cockburn Masters ocean swim competition in Perth. She was only able to make it about 5 miles, where she was discovered a week later hiding near Rottnest Island west of the city. Read the rest

The best inflatable unicorn

My quest for an inflatable tardigrade is yet to yield results, but they say the journey is the destination and I have discovered a plethora of inflatable unicorns along the way. This one is the best. It's quite expensive, at $43 shipped, but you can't cut corners when it comes to quality inflatables.

P.S. The inflatable unicorn wall head is just incredibly nasty, thanks to the uncannily realistic horse photo printed on it. Unless you're putting it in someone's bed as a warning, avoid.

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Release the Quacken: giant duck visits Pittsburgh

An enormous inflatable duck floats on the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh on Sept 27, 2013. Created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, the 40 ft duck kicked off the Pittsburgh Arts Festival and will spend its first evening under the 6th street bridge. Last seen deflated in Hong Kong's Victoria Harbor, the latest duck sibling will be moored at Point State Park for three weeks. Photo: Heather Beschizza Read the rest

Inflatable tanks tricked Hitler

Megan Garber on how the Allies "saved thousands of lives by embracing the artistry of war." [The Atlantic] Read the rest