So this guy Jason Hackenwerth is a friend of a friend of mine. He is famous in the art world for these elaborate/amazing/beautiful balloon sculptures. I got to hang out with him once when he was in Chicago for a show and he is such a nice, down-to-earth guy. Check him out on this episode of Science Friday.
You can see more photos of his work here at his site
Also if you still aren’t convinced that balloons are ridiculously neat, check out this other cool, balloon-related site: BalloonHat
Its a collection of photos from the adventures of these people who basically travel the globe making balloon hats for people. (You can get more detailed/accurate/true information on the site, because I generally have no idea what I’m talking about.)