Re: extropians-digest V2 #192

Matthew Gress (
Fri, 18 Jul 1997 16:13:50 -0500 (CDT)

On Sun, 13 Jul 1997 wrote:

>> But RICE PAPER...not very metallic...and the ballons
>> rather small...didn't appear that one would cover much area at
>> ripped to shreds...and this all occured further north ...I think.

Mark Grant <> responded
>Yep, crazy idea... There was a discussion of these balloons on the
>cypherpunks list a few months ago and apparently they mostly landed on
>the West Coast; the only known casualties were a couple of people in

Mindless trivia time:
High school in Omaha, Nebraska (Commute from Council Bluffs, IA)
History Teacher told us that a Japanese Balloon Bomb landed at
48th and Underwood (Cue: Mapquest) and broke a lot of windows, but did
little else.
Baloon Bombs: Little strategic relavence, decent story fodder.