Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Tale of Tall Boy: The Origin of the Inflatable Man

Those giant wind socks that look like waving tube men are at just about every car dealer and payday loan shop, especially on weekends. Have you ever wondered about the mind that came up with that idea? Me neither, until now. AirDancers were the brainchild of artist Peter Minshall, who designed them for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

Sure, I remember those guys from the Olympics! I had no idea they were a new invention. We’ve gotten quite used to them now. Let’s take a look at what they did at the closing ceremonies in Atlanta.

(via mental_floss)

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