Evil BalloonsThose balloons in the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade look so harmless ... but beware!
After 1997, new regulations made it so the helium balloons can't exceed 70 feet in height, 78 feet in length and 40 feet in width, says Kazan. Most weren't that big anyway.
Strong winds that year hurtled the Cat in the Hat balloon into a lamppost. Debris from the lamppost fell into the crowd, hitting a Manhattan woman, who suffered a skull fracture, then went into a coma for nearly a month. Yikes.