For $50,000, The Associated Press reports, you can stay for a night in an inflatable hotel room — suspended atop a 22-foot-high scissor lift.
Americans love inflatable objects. From hot air balloons to the suggestion of an inflatable car, the idea of taking something flat and still and breathing "life" into it holds a sort of Frankensteinian fascination for folks.
Mulling over all the myriad things we can blow up led us for some reason to put the idea to song. The result is a news list, sung to the Rodgers and Hammerstein tune of "My Favorite Things" from The Sound of Music:
Kiddie pools, kayaks,
Hotel rooms for living.
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The Kool Aid falloon at the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. 22, 2012, in New York City.
The Kool Aid falloon at the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. 22, 2012, in New York City. Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images
Moon bounces, sex dolls,
Falloons at Thanksgiving.
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Air dancer advertising Applebee's.
Air dancer advertising Applebee's. Mykl Roventine/via Flickr
Air dancers, snow globes,
Blowup swim rings —
These are some views of inflatable things ...
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