14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Suffocating Children at the Oregon State Fair
A new attraction at the Oregon State Fair allows children to be sealed into an inflatable ball and tossed onto a pool of water. The children can then clamber around inside the ball much like a hamster in an exercise ball. Fresh oxygen is pumped into the balls every few minutes to re-inflate the balls and keep the children alive.
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||The American Experience
||Oct. 7, 2016, 12:54 p.m.