Are you a FlashNews media client? Log in to access full phoner and contact info.

Search FlashNews for other offbeat items...  

FlashNews is offbeat pop culture! FlashNews provides daily exclusive offbeat pop culture news items for use by radio/TV producers, on-air talent and print/website editors. FlashNews clients receive data which include direct contact numbers to arrange on-air or in-depth interviews. The content on this page does not include contact information and is for private personal viewing only. Non-subscribing media professionals are invited to request a FlashNews trial.

Weird News Central: Fly Giant Floating Condom

Friday, January 29, 2010 17:11 GMT

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a giant flying condom!

A 120-foot-long helium rubber named “Condomfiere” will fly through five continents and 100 cities to promote safe sex – and give people rides, if they’re willing to board the three-seat prophylactic.

AOL Senior Correspondent Buck Wolf details the journey of what’s being called the “Goodyear Blimp of STD awareness.”

He explains, “This flying condom is more than twice the size of most floats in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, so it will make an impact. The French plan to take it to Vienna this June for a gathering of health leaders and then launch it on World AIDS Day.”

For the next few weeks, the giant condom will be on display at the Palais de la Decouverte museum in Paris where it is far too huge to be practical, even for the largest dinosaur.