Ever wonder what would happen if you mixed a hot air balloon with the massive figures in the Macy's Day Parade? While I would have thought the balloons pictured in this WebEcoist round-up would be too poorly balanced to fly and land correctly, they apparently have no trouble soaring through the air.

It does seem as though you'll need far more hot air to travel far with one of these fantastic flying structures, but isn't that a small price to pay to fly in a giant polar bear?

I've never been in a hot air balloon, but perhaps some high-flying Flossers can fill us in, would these be hard to control?