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This 10,000 Balloon Double Helix Sculpture is an Ode to Science

 - Apr 15, 2013
References: jasonhackenwerth & laughingsquid
People have done many impressive things in the name of science, and this 10,000 balloon recreation of a double helix DNA strand certainly qualifies.

The double helix replica is dubbed 'Pisces' by artist Jason Hackenwerth. The piece was on display at the Edinburgh International Science Festival in the National Museum of Scotland. Aside from using 10,000 balloons, the construction took Hackenwerth and his team six days to put the double helix balloon sculpture together.

Next time I'm at a kid's birthday party with a balloon animal-making clown, I'm going to forget all about balloon animals and I'm going to demand a double helix balloon sculpture instead.