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The inventor of water walking balls

Do you know who invented the water walking balls? It was an American: Charles Blane Jones. He lives in Monza for many years and that’s his story:

I was on a trip to India to order an inflatable oil can for one of my clients. I was inside the factory and noticed an inflatable beach ball of about 30 centimeters in diameter with a cricket figure inside. I thought to myself, it would really be great if you could make a giant transparent ball and put a person inside? I asked the inflatable company in India to make a prototype and they did. The idea of the water ball was born. We had to make several models before we finally found one that worked but it was worth it.