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Float on…giant flying condom

Do you think we’ll ever see this kind of safer sex promotional event at a concert in the bible belt?

Concertgoers at a festival in the Dutch city of Lichtenvoorde were treated to an unusual sight Friday: A pink hot air balloon 127 feet high, shaped exactly like a condom, drifting lazily across the sky.

The balloon, with the words “Vrij Veilig”– Dutch for “Safe Sex” — was launched by the public health service in the eastern district of Gelre-Ijssel, near the German border.

…”This is a playful way of asking for attention to the problem of sexually transmitted diseases, HIV and AIDS,” said Laurent de Vries.

Nurses on the concert grounds also handed out educational material and free condoms as part of the campaign, he said.

Q of the Day — which bands/singers would be a good match up for a flying condom (the Stones are too easy, try again!).

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