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Thursday, December 03, 2009



One team claims they've already found one. Do they have some inside scoop that others don't?

Either way, it's an interesting exercise. I hope I see one on Saturday.


I am skeptical that they've already found one, since DARPA says the balloons won't be launched until December 5th. Unless, of course, they started finding and following DARPA staff members who'll be stationed with the balloons. There are a few other possibilities, too.. but I don't believe the balloons themselves are visible as weather balloons yet. Unless.... DARPA's *lying*. Hehe.. oh, the wheels within wheels.

Anyway, it will be interesting to see whether tenredballoons has something real or not.

Jon Cannell

We have a link to a real DARPA red balloon photo on our website if you want to see what one looks like:


Join the MIT team, invite your friends and you can win money, help
science, and help charity!

Find all the information about our approach at


The MIT Red Balloon Challenge Team

A Facebook User

TenRedBalloons is sniffing helium. If you look, the countdown clock on their website is wrong by several hours. I wouldn't put any faith in their already-psychically-found balloons.

My Team, DeciNena (think of the 80's song about 99 Red Balloons) is one of the best-organized and fastest growing, and we are now incorporating other teams into our web site.

We are offering to share part of the prize money with all particpants who are active on Dec 5th, not JUST the actual balloon finder (who will receive a larger reward).

Join us, and tell all your friends. That's what the whole goal of the challenge is -- to build large teams quickly.


Go DeciNena!


This team seems to be the most organized so far:

Parenting Magazine

Wow! It seems to be an exciting one! I wonder who won there?

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