Friday, September 18, 2009

Energizer Bunny Celebrates 20th Anniversary This Weekend at Forest Park Balloon Race

Posted By on Fri, Sep 18, 2009 at 3:15 PM

Fact: St. Louis-based battery firm Energizer debuted its famous Energizer Bunny 20 years ago.

Fact: Measuring 166 feet high, the Energizer Bunny hot-air balloon is the tallest balloon in the world and 15 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty.

Fact: The official name for the balloon is the Hot Hare Balloon.

Not a Fact: Rapper Nelly was inspired to pen his Hot in Herre single after seeing the balloon for the first time.

Fact: You can see Hot Hare -- and dozens of other dirigibles -- beginning tonight at the Balloon Glow  and tomorrow at the kickoff of the Great Forest Park Balloon Race

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