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Runaway Moon Balloon Is Smothering Everything in Its Path

Runaway moon balloon
Screengrab China Xinhua News

If you've always wondered what it would be like to be Indiana Jones in the boulder scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark, you need to find a cheap flight to China asap. A massive moon-shaped balloon in Fuzhou has become dislodged from a local shopping mall and is freely roaming the streets of the city.

Set up to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, according to Buzzfeed, the moon was blown away by the strong winds caused by Typhoon Meranti. Video from China Xinhua News shows a lunar landing on cars and the balloon getting airborne and making some good distance across the city.

The balloon rolled over cars and people posted to Twitter that it had even gone over people standing and gawking at the unlikely balloon. However, no injuries have been reported so far. 

The balloon's lunacy also inspired some stellar memes.

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Dustin Nelson is a News Writer with Thrillist. He holds a Guinness World Record, but has never met the fingernail lady. He’s written for Sports Illustrated, Men’s Journal, The Rumpus, and other digital wonderlands. Follow him @dlukenelson.