Summer time is great for water balloon fights but what's not fun is the time it takes to fill up those balloons, and a father of eight in Texas may have found a quick solution.
Josh Malone told ABC News that his family engages in many water balloon fights during the summer, but having to tie "them the old fashioned way" wasn't helping. His family tried out other products that were supposed to make the process go quicker, but they kept looking for "a better way".
The 41-year-old came up with the idea with his kid's help to use a tube to help transport water from a hose into 100 balloons that were held together with an elastic ring, making it possible for all 100 to be filled and sealed. The balloons pop off the attachment once they're filled, and the inventor of Bunch O Balloons says it takes less than one minute to fill 100.
Malone told ABC News he launched a Kickstarter campaign earlier this week so that he could raise enough money to mass produce the product.
So far, more than 5,000 backers have donated more than $170,000, which was 17 times what he was trying to raise. The lowest pledge is just $15 and secures all backers one package of Bunch O Balloons, which contains 100 water balloons. The campaign ends in mid-August.
Malone said that his creation was nothing new and that his invention was "so obviously simple it should have been done a long time ago".