A latex balloon might seem like the simplest of objects, but this Discovery video makes it seem just slightly less complicated than building a missile. The sheer amount of manufacturing tricks needed--how do you get the balloons off of the form and whisk them away? How do you roll the lips at the aperture?--shows the manufacturing engineers earned their checks.
Here is all is, in under five minutes:
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Lastly I'll say, that woman whose job is to stand next to the break-test machine has nerves of steel. This is a person who does not flinch when a car backfires in the middle of an armed robbery.