Important Balloon Info… Please Read Fully
Please do not release any balloons into the air – they can become tangled in over head electricity lines & can also turn into litter
Adult supervision required for young children - potential choking hazard
Children under 8 yrs can choke or suffocate on uninflated or broken balloons. Keep uninflated balloons away from young children, and should there be broken balloons, collect & discard all pieces of balloon immediately
Despite the funny voice helium can give you, it should never be inhaled
Please take note
Although inhaling helium may sound like fun it is a serious matter - a potentially dangerous thing to do - in fact it can kill you — Not because of the helium, but due to the lack of oxygen in the body when helium is inhaled – The lack of oxygen that comes from inhaling helium can cause immediate fainting, asphyxiation and even death, do not do it & please advise others against it
Fun Balloon Facts
Latex balloons are made from 100% natural latex — not plastic. Our latex balloons are biodegradable, and decompose as fast as an oak leaf in the ground
Latex comes from rubber trees, which is collected by cutting the tree’s bark, then catching the latex in a cup. Latex harvesting doesn’t hurt the tree!
Latex balloons are Earth-friendly! Rubber trees grow in rain forests. Latex harvesting discourages deforestation because latex-producing trees are left intact. A tree can produce latex for up to 40 years!
If the sound of a balloon popping startles you, you’re not alone. A bursting balloon actually creates a small sonic boom! Once a hole is made in an inflated balloon, the quick release of the balloon’s energy, or air, causes the hole to grow at almost the speed of sound in rubber. Since this speed is much higher than the speed of sound in air, the hole in the balloon actually breaks the sound barrier, creating a sonic boom.
Balloons were invented in 1824, the same year as the electromagnet.
Helium-filled balloons float because helium is lighter than nitrogen and oxygen, the two components of air.