Speed Reads

Canada's Got Talent

It turns out you can play '99 Red Balloons' surprisingly well using only red balloons

People have different talents. Prolific Canadian musician Andrew Huang's happens to be conquering interesting musical challenges. His latest involves playing the 1983 Nena hit "99 Luftballons" ("99 Red Balloons"), using only red balloons. It sounds crazy, and by all rights this video should sound terrible. But thanks to some deft editing and creative musicianship, the song isn't just recognizable — it's fairly melodic and maybe even enjoyable to listen to. --Peter Weber