When the thermometer drops in the Great White North, thoughts often turn to crackling fires, ice hockey and making life-sized prehistoric balloon animals!
Mark Verge is a six-time World Balloon Modeling Champion living in Ontario, Canada, who loves creating balloon art on a massive scale. Check out this rubbery, 43-foot-long recreation of the flesh-eating Tyrannosaurus Rex, crafted from 700 individual balloons over a period of several days. Verge has attached lamp stands to parts of this primeval creature's squishy body, allowing it to move and pose in menacing positions. Sadly, this balloon T-rex had a short life and deflated after a couple days.
Have a look at the construction video below and tell us if this might be a hobby you'd be interested in taking up!