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10 Red Balloons by Snively '11

Gotta catch 'em all!


Prefrosh, undergrads, alums, this is a call to action! It is time for us, all of us, to band together under a common dome and accomplish what needs to be done!

Tomorrow, at 10:00 AM (ET), DARPA is deploying Ten Red Weather Balloons all across the country. $40,000 goes to the first team to locate all of them, by any means necessary. The balloons will only be visible until 4:00PM local time, so time is short!

With alumnae, prefrosh, and current students all across the country, who better to win this than a team from MIT?

Register/Report Located Balloons here


and be on the lookout tomorrow. If you find a balloon and MIT ends up winning, you get $2,000. Period. Simple as that. The person who invited you gets $1,000. The person who invited that person gets $500. Get it? The rest of the money MIT collects goes to charity. I’ve now invited all of you, and it’s up to you to invite your friends!

Let’s do this folks!

video courtesy of Raymond Ma

22 responses to “10 Red Balloons”

  1. Parav says:

    Haha. Awesome video! Too bad, I don’t live in the US.

  2. anon says:

    yea… me neither…

  3. anonymous says:

    snively, u seem to take interest in everything.

  4. Anonymous says:

    wats up with the 8kbps sounds?

  5. Travis (14?) says:

    This competition sounds awesome. I will gladly be on the lookout for red weather balloons tomorrow. Best of luck to all!

  6. VAL ('14?) says:

    I looked for them, but I saw none. :(

  7. lol, great stuff. count me in

  8. karen says:

    should have been 99 of them.

  9. VAL ('14?) says:

    Wowww, I’m dumb. I totally skimmed the article and thought it was today. Durr. >.>

    I will look tomorrow though.

  10. Lydia AK says:

    Awesome video!!

  11. up north says:

    I wonder if any of them will pop up in alaska…

  12. Anonymous says:

    But what about the other 89?

  13. Nate '14? says:

    yeaahhh I saw this link on facebook!! hahaha
    but yeah i’ve got the same problem as parav and anon :(

  14. FuLanKe says:

    Uhh! Looks like a lot of us are from outside the United States.

  15. They should get Falcon Heene as the poster child for this effort.

  16. Nerdfighters says:

    For the first (and hopefully last) time in my life, I have to say BOO MIT!!! Nerdfighters are gonna win this, and the money’s gonna go for charity!!!!!

  17. rajiv says:

    Awesome video

  18. Caio '14? says:

    I would love to help, but I don’t live in the US :(. Anyway, MIT won o/

  19. D says:

    @Val: you really seen to like MIT. I hope you get in, and I hope I get in too. Hopefully, we’ll see eachother next year.

  20. nazmus sadat says:

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