The Interesting Origin of Popular Inflatable Tube Men

Great Big Story shares the interesting origin of the popular inflatable tube men. The floppy inflatables are commonly used for advertising, but they originated as art pieces for the 1996 Summer Olympics.

“On sale now!” “Best offer today only!” You have definitely seen those weird floppy inflatable men on roadsides around the country. But did you know these spineless vinyl shills have a real back story? We delve into the history of advertisings most dynamic pitchmen.