How Balloons are Made is Surprisingly Complicated

A latex balloon might seem like the simplest of objects, but this Discovery video makes it seem just slightly less complicated than building a missile. The sheer amount of manufacturing tricks needed–how do you get the balloons off of the form and whisk them away? How do you roll the lips at the aperture?–shows the manufacturing engineers earned their checks.

Here is all is, in under five minutes:

Lastly I’ll say, that woman whose job is to stand next to the break-test machine has nerves of steel. This is a person who does not flinch when a car backfires in the middle of an armed robbery.