Saturday, 11 May 2013

Canberra rents a whale with boobs for $300,000

What? Why?
I grew up in chilly Canberra. For a while my parents owned a house on a hill in Calwell, with great views out over the Tuggeranong Valley. Sometimes, particularly in winter, we would see several ballons floating past. It always seemed quite special to be able to sit and watch them from inside.

As part of Canberra's centenary celebrations the ACT government has decided to spend $300,000 to host the above balloon for as little as one flight. The "Skywhale" apparently has a shelf life of 100 flights, and some of them are to be in Tasmania and Melbourne.

So, Canberra, does a whale with boobs balloon say "Happy Centenary" to you?

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